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Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa tweets hype video for 2019

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Even with the individual awards he accomplished last season, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa ended 2018 without something he wanted: a national championship.  

Coming up short versus Clemson will prepare him for spring practice and next fall, as the rising junior intends on getting the University of Alabama back to the College Football Playoff. 

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He tweeted a hype video to social media on Monday with the caption “Been through a long road of hard aching pain.” The video showed a compilation of Tagovailoa’s plays from the 2018 season, which consisted of him tossing for 3,966 yards and 43 touchdowns to six interceptions. 

The native Hawaiian holds both single-season school marks for passing yards and total touchdowns (48), while finishing last year as a Heisman finalist. He returns as a player with something to prove and an individual that’s hunting for a national title as a starter. 

Aside from Damien Harris, Josh Jacobs and Irv Smith Jr., the Tide returns all its wide receivers for the upcoming season. Spring practice is a few weeks away and fans are ready to see Tagovailoa bounce back.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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