Mac Jones, who redshirted last season, is Alabama's only other scholarship quarterback.
"Probably going to require some time for him to get back", Saban said.
While the news could be worse, it's certainly not what the Crimson Tide want to hear. The biggest focus is on the QB battle between Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts. Coach Nick Saban says that the amount of time Tagovailoa misses could be determined on how effectively the quarterback can hang onto the ball with his left hand.
"He's an intern, an analyst - I guess we could have several names for it", Saban said. Jones brings multiple years of experience both as a head coach and an offensive assistant to the staff.
It's hard to imagine a thumb injury lasting beyond spring practice. Holcombe is second on the baseball team in batting average. Saban said he gave Holcombe his blessing and the two will discuss Holcombe's future moving forward after the spring. That game was decided on a attractive 41-yard touchdown strike from Tagovailoa to DeVonta Smith, who will be practicing some at cornerback this spring to help the Tide's lack of numbers in the secondary.
Earlier this month, Saban even said that he could play both quarterbacks this fall.
And this absolutely puts into perspective the advantage of having Hurts still on the roster. and makes clear the downside of East Carolina grad transfer Gardner Minshew picking Washington State over Bama. Thank you to God for His many blessings, Coach Leach for this opportunity, and my family for their unwavering support.