Would the Houston-area native head back to his home state and play in the Big 12?
Saban proved yet again why he's the greatest college football coach to ever patrol the sidelines when he inserted true freshman quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to start the second half with Alabama trailing 13-0.
In turn, Hawaii fans roared to life, taking to social media as local news outlets sent mobile alerts about one of the biggest touchdown passes in the history of Alabama - and Hawaii - football. Pressure is only created by opportunity, and we had the opportunity to play in this game past year - I'm just really glad we were able to end up getting the win. Georgia opened overtime with a long field goal and on the second play of Alabama's possession, Tagovailoa found DeVonta Smith for a 41-yard score to lock up the program's fifth national title in nine seasons.
"Somebody tried to give me a game ball", he said.
There's other evidence to back up this idea from previous games as well - it just isn't as compelling.
That's according to former Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, who recruited Tagovailoa to Tuscaloosa until his departure to become the head coach of Florida Atlantic in December of 2016.
When he spoke to an ESPN reporter after the game, he seemed to be apologizing to his parents for not immediately thanking God.
Only 9, Tagovailoa had barged his way into a passing camp intended for high school quarterbacks, but much as he did on Monday, he performed so well that the older boys, especially Mariota, let him stick around. "And for all the fans that are against Jalen, you against me too", he said in the post.
I don't care how good this Hawaii native, who attended the same Honolulu-St. While everyone else said, 'Get out of the way, ' Marcus would just pull me aside - and he was one of the best quarterbacks there.
Hurts threw for just 21 yards in the first half. After all, he said there's still a sign in Monongah, West Virginia, celebrating the 1968 state championship team he played on. After getting beat up in the first drive, Tua got comfortable.
There were reports that Tagovailoa was going to play in last week's playoff semifinal game against top seed and defending national champion Clemson. "That's what our school breeds", Passas said.
There's no I in Tua.
Gold joined me and Lee Shirvanian on The Opening Kickoff on WNSP-FM 105.5 to talk about the call of the game.
After backup, true freshman Tua Tagovailoa came under center after halftime, the results were nearly instantaneous.
For us as pastors and leaders, it's time to take a risk on a generation who have little game time but are willing and able to be "all in". After watching him in the national championship game, NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks wrote that he expects the young QB to earn Russell Wilson comps from NFL scouts in due time.