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Former Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa chimes in on Crimson Tide’s matchup with Georgia

Tua Tagovailoa celebrates game-winning TD versus Georgia in 2018 CFP title matchup
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He is in his rookie season with the Miami Dolphins, but Tua Tagovailoa is still riding with his Alma mater.

The University of Alabama will host Georgia in football at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. CT.

Even with the Bulldogs having a stellar defense, Tagovailoa remembered it having a strong unit in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. As a true freshman at the time, he replaced Jalen Hurts in the second half and put on a clinic through the air. Despite trailing 13-0 at halftime, Tagovailoa tossed for three touchdowns — including a 41-yard, game-winning strike to DeVonta Smith in overtime.

The Crimson Tide won by a score of 26-23 and Nick Saban was overjoyed.

This time around, Tagovailoa will watch from the television as Mac Jones leads the Tide.

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If he can shred Georgia’s defensive secondary and pushed the team to victory, he will stamp his name into the Heisman conversation. This is also a moment for Alabama’s defense to bounce back with a strong performance after giving up 48 points to Mississippi.

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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.

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