Texas A&M Football schedule: 5 toughest games in the 2018 season

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Scouting Report

The defending national champions have quite the quarterback controversy, but not in the traditional sense.

On the one hand, you have a guy who has a 27-2 record as the starting quarterback (26-2 if you don’t count the national championship, though he did technically start in a win) and improved in every metric from his freshman to his sophomore season.

On the other, you have a guy who was a five-star recruit and came in the second half of the freaking national championship game to lead an amazing come-from-behind victory against a dominant Georgia defense and had one of the sweetest walk-off touchdown passes in the history of college football.

Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa are currently competing for the job. Saban has yet to officially announce a starter, but it truly will not make a difference who starts. Hurts is 2-0 against A&M, including a 33-14 win in his freshman year at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Tagovailoa, should he get the start, is a prolific passer and could give Alabama it’s best offense ever under Saban.

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They are completely stacked everywhere around the quarterback, as is typical of Saban’s teams. To knock them off will take something special. Does A&M have it in them? Time will tell.

Jeff Shull is the Site Expert for the Gig Em Gazette on FanSided. Follow him on Twitter, and be sure to follow the Gig Em Gazette on Facebook and Twitter.