NCAA Football

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (14-1)


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Hurts' growth key for Tide as spring practice opens

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Nick Saban has a starting quarterback returning to Alabama for the first time since 2013. If he's feeling more comfortable because of that, it didn't show Tuesday after the first spring practice.

"Well, we have one year of experience - all of our quarterbacks combined," Saban said. "So that's more of a dynamic than having the starting quarterback back."

Two early-enrolled freshmen are competing for the chance to back up quarterback Jalen Hurts: Mac Jones and Tua Tagovailoa. Saban said he thought all three passers had the potential to develop into really good players.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: J. Hurts2780
Passing TDs: J. Hurts23
Rushing Yards: D. Harris1037
Rushing TDs: J. Hurts13
Receiving Yards: A. Stewart864
Receiving TDs: A. Stewart8
Interceptions: M. Fitzpatrick6
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 at Florida State TBA
9/9 vs. Fresno State TBA
9/16 vs. Colorado State TBA
9/23 at Vanderbilt TBA
9/30 vs. Ole Miss TBA
10/7 at Texas A&M TBA
10/14 vs. Arkansas TBA
10/21 vs. Tennessee TBA
11/4 vs. LSU TBA
11/11 at Mississippi State TBA
11/18 vs. Mercer TBA
11/25 at Auburn TBA
Southeastern
East
  Conference Overall
17 Florida 6-2 9-4
21 Tennessee 4-4 9-4
Georgia 4-4 8-5
Kentucky 4-4 7-6
South Carolina 3-5 6-7
Vanderbilt 3-5 6-7
Missouri 2-6 4-8
West
  Conference Overall
1 Alabama 8-0 14-1
14 Auburn 5-3 8-5
20 LSU 5-3 8-4
Texas A&M 4-4 8-5
Arkansas 3-5 7-6
Mississippi State 3-5 6-7
Mississippi 2-6 5-7
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 6829 (6)
Passing Yards: 3154 (45)
Rushing Yards: 3675 (5)
Points per game: 38.8 (13)
Yards per game: 455.3 (30)
Touchdowns: 59 (19)
Field Goals: 22 (10)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3927 (6)
Passing Yards: 2968 (67)
Rushing Yards: 959 (1)
Points per game: 13.0 (1)
Yards per game: 261.8 (2)
Touchdowns: 20 (4)
Field Goals: 16 (83)