It’s Cupcake Week in college football, which means many teams will be looking to give their injured players some rest before rivalry week.
But don’t tell that to Nick Saban. If you thought banged-up Alabama players like star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa were going to get a rest against The Citadel, you thought wrong. (RELATED: SEC Week 11 Review: Tide, Dawgs Keep Rolling)
Asked if he would consider “resting” Tagovailoa vs. The Citadel, Saban replied “No. Why would we do that?”
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) November 12, 2018
While it almost never makes sense to question Nick Saban, the decision to play Tagovailoa this week is a puzzling one. Tua has been dealing with a knee injury since the Crimson Tide’s Week 7 game against Missouri. Since then, Tagovailoa has been forced to wear a knee brace, and last week he got so banged up that he couldn’t finish Saturday’s game against Mississippi State.
With the top-tier defensive lines of Auburn and Georgia coming up, it would make sense for Tua to rest.
But, apparently Tua is ready to roll and Nick Saban is ready to roll with him.