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Nick Saban Opened Up About Jalen Hurts’ Potential Transfer

first_imgJalen Hurts points to the sky.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 29: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to the sidelines for the play call against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Today’s Alabama-Georgia SEC Championship Game could be the final SEC contest of Jalen Hurts’ career. Hurts, who dominated the SEC for the first two seasons of his career, has been relegated to backup duty with the emergence of Tua Tagovailoa this season.Hurts will likely still be playing high-major college football in 2019, though it likely won’t be at Alabama. The Crimson Tide’s quarterback is expected to graduate, transfer and play somewhere else in 2019.Alabama’s head coach, Nick Saban, is reportedly on board with the idea of a Hurts transfer.CBS’ Gary Danielson revealed during last weekend’s Alabama-Auburn game that he talked to Saban about a Hurts transfer.From 247Sports:“We were talking to Coach Saban on Friday about the transfers of quarterbacks and he said I really think now Jalen has to think about transferring. And he said I’m for it, right? He said I’m for him to look at (a potential transfer). But look at the success in college football – and these are top rated teams – that transfer quarterbacks have had in football. I mean, right down the list, (they’ve made a) major impact.“And I think a couple guys are going to be sought-after. You know Kelly Bryant is going to be sought-after, Jalen Hurts is going to be sought-after. I mean, you don’t know – and I don’t want to throw anything in the middle of it – but what’s going to happen with Georgia? Jake Fromm’s playing and they’re not gonna bench Jake Fromm, he’s playing too good. And Justin Fields wants to play, too. And if he looks around and he goes, look at what other people have done when they’ve left, it’s hard to say I’m just going to stick it out and play one year.”Saban reportedly said that he would help Hurts make a decision if that’s what he wanted, too.“I asked Nick in that same meeting, I said do you think he will ask your opinion on where he should go if he transfers, or when he transfers?” he said. “And Nick kind of looked at me and he goes well, you know what, we’ve been in this together since I recruited him and now the whole three years and the whole thing this year, I would think that he and his parents would probably ask my opinion at least and want to talk about it.”There will likely be several major programs interested in Hurts if he does decide to transfer. It’s unclear at this point what specific programs might be interested in him, but there would be plenty of potential suitors.There’s still plenty of football to be played, though.Alabama and Georgia are set to kick off at 4 p.m. E.T. The game is on CBS.last_img read more

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Office of Gaelic Affairs Celebrates Official Opening

first_imgMinister of Gaelic Affairs Angus MacIsaac officially opened the Office of Gaelic Affairs at a reception today, Nov. 2, in Antigonish. Addressing more than 200 guests, Mr. MacIsaac said Gaelic is enjoying a revival in Nova Scotia with more interest being shown in the language and culture than at any other time. “The Office of Gaelic Affairs is successfully building on the important work of organizations such as the Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia and many years of grassroot community efforts to preserve and develop this language, which is customary to Nova Scotia,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “Over the past year, more people across the province have been exposed to Gaelic and have participated in cultural and language learning opportunities.” CEO of the Office of Gaelic Affairs Lewis MacKinnon said through partnerships and co-operation with government departments and community groups, the province has developed English-Gaelic boundary signs, Gaelic promotional materials and an interactive website, and announced $200,000 towards Gaelic programs in schools. “We work closely with the Gaelic community throughout the province on the direction Gaelic language development should take,” said Mr. MacKinnon. “The next step is developing a Gaelic-language plan for the province.” Mr. MacKinnon said Nova Scotia also continues to strengthen its partnerships with Gaelic communities in Ireland and Scotland. Established by the province in December 2006, the Office of Gaelic Affairs’ mandate is to develop greater awareness and appreciation for Gaelic language and culture, consult with communities on ongoing community-based Gaelic language programs, and develop a Gaelic-language plan and policy directions for the province. More information is available at www.gov.ns.ca/oga .last_img read more