When you are on as big of a stage as being one of the premier quarterbacks in the country, one thing can be certain. You can’t please everybody and it is no different for Jalen Hurts.
After getting surprised with a helmet which represented Alabama and Oklahoma, two schools where Hurts has much love from, many were pleased with the fact that Hurts would be able to honor them both during the Reese’s Senior Bowl on Saturday.
But some would have preferred Hurts to just stick with the Oklahoma helmet. One of those people was Alabama great George Teague who shared his thoughts on the matter via Twitter.
“Somebody please convince (me) why I should be ok with this,” read Teague’s tweet. “Because I’m not! Yeah it’s Jalen Hurts and he did a lot for Bama. But… he took his academic and athletic talents elsewhere.”
Somebody please convince why I should be ok with this. Because I’m not! Yeah it’s Jalen Hurts and he did a lot for Bama. But…he took his academic and athletic talents elsewhere. 🤷🏿♂️👇🏾 https://t.co/vjTRvO2H5s
— George Teague (@Teaguefootball) January 22, 2020
Teague, who was a part of Alabama’s 1992 national championship team and was also a Second-team All-American safety that same season definitely has every right to voice his opinion on the matter.
But no matter how you look at it, Hurts’ helmet has been met with overwhelming positivity from fans of both schools especially when considering the mark he has left on both universities.
Hurts helped Alabama get to three straight College Football Playoff National Championships where he played a huge part in all three runs. When he left for Oklahoma he didn’t leave all of his best moments in Tuscaloosa.
With the Sooners Hurts became the school’s third straight Heisman Trophy finalist and also became the first player in the history of the playoff to lead two different schools to a berth.
Those kinds of memories can surely make a decision like which helmet to where more difficult than other transfers. And I’m sure Hurts is pleased with the result.
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77