Happy Friday, everyone. As you know, Tua Tagovailoa spoke with media yesterday and didn’t say much.
“I had a concussion at the same time when I was on the ground. I think my body was just in such a traumatic state that I couldn’t really feel too much. I just know that, well from what I could remember, with every little movement I made on the ground, I was hurting. That’s all I can remember.”
The concussion would explain why he was originally stood up to be helped off the field. The on-field medical team was unaware of his hip pain when they stood him up and when it was clear the injury was more significant than a broken nose and concussion, the cart was called over.
“Yeah, I think that’d be tough to pass up,” Tagovailoa acknowledged. “But I think there’s a lot more to it than that in some aspects. I don’t want to say too much because what me and my family talk about, we kind of want to be with me and my family.”
Several have speculated that he is looking for a NFL team to reach out to him and give him some assurance that they will take him early barring any setbacks in his recovery. Something tells me he will get that.
LSU is favored by 10 over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, and with Georgia’s recent offensive performance, injury and suspension situation, and LSU playing their best defensive game of the season last week, I really don’t expect it to be that close. If you want to check out some previews:
A few other notes for you:
Tide commit Kristian Story quarterbacked his team to a state title, though he likely plays defense in Tuscaloosa.
Former Alabama QB Layne Hatcher won Freshman of the Year in his new conference.
Former Auburn QB Joey Gatewood transferred to Kentucky.
The coaching carousel is already getting silly. Both Lane Kiffin and Billy Napier have been mentioned in connection with the Arkansas and Ole Miss jobs, and there seems to be a great chance that both land promotions. Then there is the Mizzou BoT, who is apparently delusional about their place in college football.
Here's my info: the Mizzou search committee led by AD Jim Sterk has recommended Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson to the board of trustees to be the next football coach at M.U. Board of trustees apparently not enamored, want a more recognizable name. Anderson 46-30 at ASU.— Randy Karraker (@RandyKarraker) December 5, 2019
Can’t wait to see which retread they land on.
Last, the Dallas Cowboys lost last night and that may too affect the carousel.
Jerry Jones says Jason Garrett will remain the coach but I can confirm a very real interest in Urban Meyer. In fact, I'm told Stephen Jones spoke with him recently. Lincoln Riley remains a strong candidate & file this name as a possibility Clemson OC Tony Elliott per sources.— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) December 6, 2019
This offseason is gonna be lit.
That’s about it for today. Have a great weekend.