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Tua Tagovailoa leaving Alabama to enter NFL draft

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, a projected top-10 pick who is recovering from major hip surgery, will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft.The former Heisman Trophy runner-up announced his decision during a news conference on Monday at the Mal Moore Athletic Facility on campus."With lots of prayers, thoughts and guidance I have decided that I will enter the 2020 NFL draft," Tagovailoa said Monday.Alabama coach
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Tua Tagovailoa NFL draft decision

Will Tua Tagovailoa stay at Alabama or enter the NFL draft? That's the big question as the quarterback gets ready to announce his decision at noon ET on Monday at a press conference with coach Nick Saban.For a while, it seemed a foregone conclusion he would head to the NFL. The early favorite to be the No. 1 pick -- remember Tanking for Tua? -- Tagovailoa had a junior year
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Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa to announce draft decision Monday

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban said Wednesday he had not been told whether quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will return to school or enter the NFL draft.But shortly after Saban addressed the matter after Alabama's 35-16 victory over Michigan in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl, Tagovailoa tweeted: "I'll be making my decision on the 6th. God bless and Roll Tide."After Alabama's season-ending win in Orlando, the biggest question remaining for the
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Nick Saban says Tua Tagovailoa yet to say whether he’s going pro or returning to Bama

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban said Wednesday he has not yet been told whether quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will return to school or enter the NFL draft.After Alabama beat Michigan 35-16 in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl to end the season, the biggest question remaining for the Crimson Tide is how many of their draft-eligible players will come back. The list starts with Tagovailoa, who suffered a dislocated right hip
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Tua Tagovailoa injury timeline – What’s next, dates to know and the big NFL draft question

Tua Tagovailoa, the early favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL draft, has a decision to make. The Alabama junior quarterback is out for the season after he injured his hip in mid-November, and he might have played his final college game. He has been passed by LSU's Joe Burrow in the QB rankings from ESPN NFL draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay. And
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Tua Tagovailoa – Tough to pass on draft if top 10-15 pick

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said he'd be tempted to enter the NFL draft if he were a top-10 or top-15 pick instead of returning to school for his senior season."I think that'd be tough to pass up," he said. "But there's a lot more to it than that in some aspects."The NFL College Advisory Committee, which provides feedback on underclassmen interested in entering the draft, only has
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Family, finances on forefront as Tua Tagovailoa ponders NFL Draft

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who is recovering from hip surgery, said whether or not he'll enter the upcoming NFL Draft will be a "business decision" he plans to make along with the help of his family.The junior has not made use of a redshirt season and still has a year of eligibility remaining should he decide to return to school."You think of risk-reward on coming back; you think
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Tua Tagovailoa says being back with team ‘means everything’

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Less than a week after having hip surgery, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa returned to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday and said that being back with his Tide teammates "means everything."Tagovailoa was greeted with hearty applause from fans during the Tide's home game against Western Carolina. He entered the field on a golf cart, which is where ESPN sideline reporter Lauren Sisler spoke to him during the first quarter.Tagovailoa
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Nick Saban wants Mac Jones to be ‘lead dog’ with Tua Tagovailoa out

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- As Alabama coach Nick Saban continues to monitor the progress of injured quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, he's turning his attention to the next man up at the position: redshirt sophomore Mac Jones.Saban said during the SEC teleconference on Wednesday that he's emphasized to Jones that his role has changed with Tagovailoa out for the season following season-ending hip surgery, and that he has to become a leader and
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Tua Tagovailoa resting after successful surgery on hip

Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had successful surgery on his right hip Monday morning in Houston, the school announced.The surgery went as planned, according to the school, which said Tagovailoa is "resting comfortably.""Tua's prognosis is excellent, and we expect him to make a full recovery," Alabama orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lyle Cain said in a statement. "He will return to Tuscaloosa in the next several days to begin his rehab."Tagovailoa dislocated