Believe it or not, Tagovailoa wasn't an Alabama fan before enrolling there.
Tua Tagovailoa didn't like #Alabama as a kid: "When they played Notre Dame (in 2012), I was rooting for Notre Dame because of Manti (Te'o). I didn't like Alabama, ... because they were winning, nobody could stop them. But, I don't know, we're here now, so God bless & Roll Tide."— Alex Byington (@_AlexByington) December 26, 2018
Thankfully, Tagovailoa didn't carry any of that minor resentment with him to Tuscaloosa, but it is understandable that he was rooting for his fellow Hawaiian, Manti Te'O.
️@ClayTravis: “Kyler Murray winning the Heisman trophy is the worst thing that could have happened to Oklahoma...— FOX Sports Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) December 28, 2018
...We could get a Vince Young/Rose Bowl-type performance from Tua Tagovailoa, and I’ve got Alabama winning by over 14 points.”#CFBPlayoff https://t.co/sABFplWpk9
The Crimson Tide take on the Oklahoma Sooners in the Orange Bowl Saturday and come into the game as 14-point favorites. Tagovailoa ended up missing out on the Heisman Trophy
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