Sport Saban: Hurts has made 'great strides' in passing game

00:09  13 august  2017
00:09  13 august  2017 Source:   thescore.com

'This has become a fiasco. It's a circus': Malignaggi quits McGregor camp over leaked photos

  'This has become a fiasco. It's a circus': Malignaggi quits McGregor camp over leaked photos Malignaggi announced his decision to step away in an Instagram post. “I just wanted to clear the air,” he said. “I am leaving the McGregor training camp today. I came with best intentions & intended to help out. Just the chance to be part of such a big event in this capacity excited me.“I believe Conor & I have a mutual respect inside the ring, earned from each other with some good work over 2 sparring sessions. It’s some of the stuff outside the ring and some ways some things were handled in training camp that I didn’t agree with that made me come to this decision.

"We have to be able to create balance and make explosive plays in the passing game … We need to learn how to make these plays and he's very capable and he's made great strides in the offseason, and I'm excited for the season that our offense can have because of his leadership, as well as his

August 13, 2017 4:31pm. Oklahoma State's Rudolph hopes more sleep improves game . August 12, 2017 7:08pm. Saban : Hurts has made ' great strides ' in developing his passing game .

Video by CBS Sports

boxingwoman
Say goodbye to debt: 0% intro APR until 2019
Do You Qualify?
Sponsored by CompareCards

Praise isn't always easy to come by from the likes of Nick Saban, so Jalen Hurts better start stuffing those feathers in as many hats as possible.

Hurts established himself as one of the brightest stars in last year's freshman class by earning SEC Offensive Player of the Year and SEC Freshman of the Year honors, but, not surprisingly, the accolades weren't enough for Alabama's patriarch Saban to rest on.

Stephen Curry misses cut with 74, impresses golf's best

  Stephen Curry misses cut with 74, impresses golf's best Stephen Curry missed the cut Friday night against professional golfers one notch below the PGA Tour. But not before leaving some of golf's best players impressed that a two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors could enter their arena and look respectable.Curry opened with a 4-over 74 on the TPC Stonebrae and needed a career round to stay for the weekend. He shot a 74 again on Friday to finish tied for 148th. He missed the cut by 11 shots.Curry bogeyed two of the first three holes on Friday and shot a 39 on a 3-hour front nine. He made five straight pars and birdied No.

You have to sort of make plays based on how they’re designed and have some faith, trust and confidence in the people that are playing with you that if you go through your progressions, that’s going to give us the best chance to make some explosive plays in the passing game ,” Saban said.

"He did a good job, made some plays in the passing game . Just a great win. I'm so happy for Alabama fans. Saban now has six major poll national championships, including one at LSU, matching the record set by the man who led Alabama's last dynasty, coach Paul Bear Bryant.

Instead, Saban set about making sure his quarterback increases his passing ability this offseason in order to compliment his above-average running abilities, and the 65-year-old spoke to ESPN on Saturday about his progress.

"The big goal in the offseason for Jalen was to become a more efficient, effective passer," Saban said. "We didn't ask him to do a whole lot in that area last year because we didn't want to put too much on him … but that was the goal in the offseason."

Saban made it clear he recognizes Hurts' ability to run the ball at any given time, but he also stressed the importance of being multi-dimensional and not solely relying on the running element to be successful.

"We have to be able to create balance and make explosive plays in the passing game … We need to learn how to make these plays and he's very capable and he's made great strides in the offseason, and I'm excited for the season that our offense can have because of his leadership, as well as his improvement as a passer."

Alabama's Daboll thrives under taskmasters Belichick, Saban

  Alabama's Daboll thrives under taskmasters Belichick, Saban Brian Daboll has thrived under one of the most demanding, intense and successful coaches around. Now, he's working for another.The new Alabama offensive coordinator left Bill Belichick's New England Patriots to come work in the college ranks for the first time since graduate school under Nick Saban. Some things haven't changed: Daboll still is working with a team that's expected to contend for championships every season and Saban is again his boss.Daboll (rhymes with table) is comfortable working for taskmasters partly because he was "raised by some old-school grandparents" who expected much from him.

Now, Hurts has returned to the sport’s biggest stage a year after he won every game except the one that mattered most. He’s 19, but he’s the avatar of a dynasty, trying to “We feel like if people are going to play us a certain way now, we can make plays in the passing game ,” Saban said to media.

Saban said Hurts has had a good spring in which he has seen a “significant amount of “But I think at the end of the day everybody has career decisions that they’ll have to make ,” Saban said. A lefty from Hawaii, Tagovailoa appeared in eight games last season, completing 49 of 77 passes for 11

It's not like Hurts was a poor passer last season, as he completed 240-of-382 passes for 2,780 yards and 23 touchdowns with just nine interceptions. If he has made a considerable jump in skill in that regard, then Alabama could be an even bigger nightmare for opponents in 2017.

Copyright © 2017 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Related slideshow: Spring games (provided by USA TODAY Sports)

Alabama receiver Jerry Jeudy (4) sprints in for a touchdown in the spring game on April 22. College football spring games in 2017

Nick Saban does not have time to care about your solar eclipse .
He plans to watch it on television.But Nick Saban is not going to let the upcoming solar eclipse take away from his focus on the only thing that matters: Alabama football.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!