Bama QB Jalen Hurts takes steps towards a transfer

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Hurts entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal, according to multiple reports, taking an important step toward transferring away from Tuscaloosa.

Hurts was pulled by Nick Saban before the second half of the 2017 national championship game and was forced to watch Tagovailoa lead Alabama to a dramatic comeback 26-23 win over Georgia.

A dual-threat quarterback, Hurts served as Alabama's starting quarterback in 2016 and 2017 before he was benched this season in favor of sophomore Heisman finalist Tua Tagovailoa.

Many players would have pouted or immediately left the program, but Hurts is unlike any other player to ever wear the Crimson and White.

Where could Hurts land as a transfer?

Wherever he ends up, it's hard not to root for a guy like Jalen Hurts.

Local football fans might want to keep an eye on whether new Maryland coach Mike Locksley, who worked with Hurts for three seasons first as Alabama's offensive analyst and then offensive coordinator, would be interested in bringing Hurts in. Hurts has one season of eligibility remaining and is expected to be pursued by several teams looking for a quarterback for 2019. Hurts appeared in every game but two for the Tide and threw for 765 yards and eight touchdowns with two interceptions.

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