Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa revealed that he was close to requesting a transfer to USC. In fact, if Jalen Hurts had played well in the National Championship, there’s a good chance he would be a Trojan.
On Thursday, Tagovailoa spoke at his former middle school in Hawaii, and told the students that if he didn’t play in the National Championship game he was going to transfer.
Via Hawaii News Now:
“I called my dad and asked him if my offer to the University of Southern California was still available,” Tagovailoa told the crowd of seventh and eighth graders. “I wanted to leave. I told my dad I wanted to go to a school where I thought it’d be easier for me and wouldn’t challenge me so much.”
“Even throughout my football season, I wasn’t the starter,” Tagovailoa continued. “I wanted to leave the school. So I told myself if I didn’t play in the last game, which was the national championship game, I would transfer out. If I gave in, I don’t think I would have seen the end blessing of where I am now.”
You can’t really blame him. Tua knew all along that he was sitting behind a guy that he was 100 times better than.