Butch Jones

Spring flings: 6 intriguing quarterback competitions

College football teams can be divided into two groups during the spring: Those with quarterback competitions and those without.

The ones without are usually kind of boring. There might be position battles all over the depth chart, but nothing quite piques interest like an opening at QB1.

Two of the most intriguing quarterback situations this spring might not qualify as genuine competitions.

You would think leading Alabama to the national title game as a freshman would make Jalen Hurts a lock to start for the Crimson Tide as a sophomore. Not quite. Hurts' progress stalled late last season, and blue-chip recruit Tua Tagovailoa enrolled early, giving coach Nick Saban...

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