Nick Saban Issues Major Injury Update For Tua Tagovailoa

first_imgTua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 25: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re less than two weeks away from the College Football Playoff semifinals. Alabama will take on Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl for the right to play for the national title.There is still no official word on if Tua Tagovailoa will be able to play in that game. Tagovailoa injured his ankle in the second half of the SEC Championship Game against Georgia.While Tagovailoa hasn’t been declared a full-go for the matchup against the Sooners, today’s update from Nick Saban is an encouraging one.Saban called his sophomore signal caller “ahead of schedule” in his recovery.Nick Saban on Tua: “He’s doing well. I think he’s ahead of schedule.”— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) December 17, 2018If Tagovailoa can’t go, Jalen Hurts will fill in for him. As we saw against Georgia, that isn’t a bad thing at all. Hurts has plenty of experience and can hold his own in a spot like this.However, the Crimson Tide offense is at its best if Tagovailoa is at the helm. He is the better passer of the two, which allows Bama’s playmakers on the outside to take games over with the ball in their hands.We might not get a full update on Tagovailoa until right before game time, but it certainly appears he’s on the right track.Alabama and Oklahoma will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 29. ESPN will broadcast the game.last_img read more

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Morocco Absent from Paris Conference on ISIS

Rabat- Morocco will not take part in a conference scheduled to be held in Paris on Monday to devise a strategy to destroy the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS).The conference, which is being convened by French President, Francois Hollande, will be attended by 30 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, and Jordan.The conference comes four days after the Jeddah meeting attended by the six Gulf countries, as well as Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey in addition to the United States. Like other countries of the Maghreb, Morocco was not invited to participate in the Jeddah meeting. Following the meeting, the participating countries issued a communique in which they pledged to undertake the necessary “actions to combat terrorism, including stopping the flow of foreign fighters through neighboring countries, countering the financing of ISIS and other terrorist groups and repudiating jihadist ideology.”In addition, they agreed to “join in the many aspects of the coordinated military campaign against ISIS, as appropriate.”The Paris meeting will be followed by a Security Council meeting scheduled to be held on September 25 on the sidelines of the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly. President Barack Obama will preside over the Security Council meeting as the head of the delegation from the member-state that holds the rotating presidency for September 2014, the United States.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

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