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The Way It Is Episode 2: Birth into Breaking News, predicting Jalen Hurts as Alabama’s QB in 2016

Breaking news stories was the toughest hurdle I faced in my career with Touchdown Alabama Magazine.

The story that got me into the mix was correctly predicting Jalen Hurts to be Alabama’s starting quarterback as a freshman before the 2016 season started.

Alabama freshman QB Jalen Hurts (No. 2) takes snap for the Crimson Tide in 2016 matchup against USC, Photo comes via Cedric Mason of Touchdown Alabama Magazine

The backlash I faced from putting out the story was tough, but the vindication was incredible.

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Stephen M. Smith is the 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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