"I know at Alabama, there's always an opportunity to win", Hurts said.
Kyler Murray has been gaining ground on Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa in the Heisman Trophy race for the last few weeks, but his performance Saturday against Texas may have been enough to get him over the hump.
The Crimson Tide is headed back to the College Football Playoff, looking for its second straight national title and the sixth of the last decade under Saban. Then-backup Tua Tagovailoa replaced Hurts and threw three touchdowns, including a game-winner in overtime to lead the Tide back from a 13-0 deficit to defeat Georgia, 26-23, at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
This was another galling loss for Saban's former assistant, Kirby Smart.
Jalen Hurts spent most of the season watching from the sideline, cheering on the guy who took his job and hoping for one more chance to lead the Alabama Crimson Tide. Most think that the Crimson Tide would still find a way to be in the playoffs as the fourth seed, which would certainly make for some interesting talks ahead.
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The final regular-season edition of the Coaches Poll was released shortly before the final College Football Playoff Rankings, and to the surprise of no one, it closely resembled what the CFP Selection Committee released Sunday afternoon.
-Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State, threw for 499 yards and added five more TD passes to his single-season record, helping the No. 6 Buckeyse hold off a second-half charge from No. 21 Northwestern for a 45-24 victory.
"With a team like that, you've got to be able to put them way because they keep hanging on", Georgia tight end Isaac Nauta said.
Championship Saturday is over in college football. Alabama will be in the semifinals and is expected to play in the Cotton Bowl.
Players were in shorts and their white jerseys, the color the team will wear during Saturday's game (3 p.m. CT, CBS).