Jalen Hurts should have transferred from Alabama before 2018 - Emmanuel Acho | College Football Live

  • Published on Jan 9, 2019
  • Trevor Matich and Emmanuel Acho react to Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts' decision to enter the transfer pool. Matich explains why it is the right move for Hurts to transfer, saying he “cemented” himself as one of the most “beloved” Alabama quarterbacks and fans cannot be upset for wanting to leave. Acho says Hurts’ decision to transfer came “365 days too late” and says he needs to start looking out for himself. In terms of possible schools to transfer too, Acho says Hurts would fit well in Lincoln Riley’s system with the Oklahoma Sooners and Matich explains that Chip Kelly can do a lot of things with Jalen’s skillset with the UCLA Bruins.
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Comments • 508

  • John Woodgate
    John Woodgate 2 months ago +1

    Saban just wants to keep great QB's on the bench so you cant have them. Tell Saban, about 25 schools will want all his QB's that he has on his bench. QB's arent waiting 3 years to start 1 year. NFL scouts go by that 26/27-60 rule. Need 26 starts with 60% completion rate. Thats 2 years of starting + bowl games. Saban thinks college qbs should just shut uo and ride the bench.

  • Cedric Harper
    Cedric Harper 3 months ago

    Good luck Jalen! He deserved to be in that Championship Game vs Clemson

  • Lamar
    Lamar 4 months ago

    Where would have went ?

  • Lamar
    Lamar 4 months ago

    Well lol

  • LUCKY13 !
    LUCKY13 ! 4 months ago +2

    26-2 RECORD

  • dontay smith
    dontay smith 4 months ago

    Emmanuel Acho tries to hard to be cool

    KILLA KANGZ 5 months ago +1

    welp... i like the sound of jalen hurst in a ucla uniform unda chip kelly... sweet.

  • 4KingGORILLA
    4KingGORILLA 5 months ago

    where yall get that mother fucker from!?

  • Seth Martin
    Seth Martin 5 months ago

    Emmanuel Acho is fucking unlistenable. He’s by far one of the worst analysts espn has ever had.

  • Michael Bailey
    Michael Bailey 5 months ago +1

    Did everyone forget the “ Mans” education was more important. You can play football anywhere backyard, semi pro , NFL, Canadian league. Respect and education will take you farther in life.

    • Tez_ Foe
      Tez_ Foe Month ago

      Not In A Society That Worships Athletes

  • Kc Bubbles
    Kc Bubbles 5 months ago

    He was smart he graduated first Nick saban makes everyone graduate

  • Neil Cooper
    Neil Cooper 5 months ago +1

    Acho completely missed the point. For Acho it's all about football. But for Jalen it was about getting his degree from the University of Alabama.
    Celebrate the kid for putting his education first.

  • Cool Breeze
    Cool Breeze 5 months ago

    Jalen was and still better than Tua, coach Saban lost his coaching credibility when he chose Tua over Jalen and especially when he didn't start Jalen in the second half against clemson which was basically the same situation of why he pulled him against georgia last year, so why didn't he? Saban will regret how he disrespected his 26-2 starter! He will not win another natty with Tua nor will he ever have a heisman qb winner under his belt as well. I love Bama but Saban will have dark days ahead to finish his career off at bama because God don't like ugliness as the old folk would say!

    • NettieBon
      NettieBon Month ago

      @Tez_ Foe 🤷🤷🤷🤷🤷

    • Tez_ Foe
      Tez_ Foe Month ago

      @NettieBon , 45 - 31 , 31 - 17 , 35 - 21

    • NettieBon
      NettieBon Month ago

      @Tez_ Foe 🤷

    • Tez_ Foe
      Tez_ Foe Month ago

      @NettieBon , 44-16

    • NettieBon
      NettieBon 4 months ago

      Keep talking that talk and keep that doubt but when you see what 2019 gonna hold for Bama, which will be a successful season and them winning a NC with Tua as the starter and him possibly winning the Heisman, you're gonna be like 🤐 and tbh if Tua doesn't do anything else, he helped big time win that NC title last year that your fav Jalen wasn't gonna help win. Y'all are some ungrateful fans.

  • kl163g
    kl163g 5 months ago

    He stayed to graduate from school he is a student first then an athlete.

  • Big Buck
    Big Buck 5 months ago

    I’m one of the biggest Ou Sooner fans. And my thought 💭 is WE DONT WANT AND DONT NEED JALAN HURTS!!!!!

  • Frank Da Iel
    Frank Da Iel 5 months ago

    Achoo is a moron who is he to say what hurts should have done

  • Schoolboy Ru
    Schoolboy Ru 5 months ago

    This dude sounds like a cornball lmfaooo why is he in TV?

  • Jim Robertson
    Jim Robertson 5 months ago

    I wish Jalen the best, as I know Coach Saban, Bama players and fans do to. Let Jalen speak for himself and don’t put your own thoughts, which are totally different than what he has said regarding his love for Saban, players and fans who have lent their support his way. God bless! Roll Tide Roll!

  • Tiffany LaShea
    Tiffany LaShea 5 months ago

    I don't believe in living or focusing on the past. Yes our team had a amazing year. Yes Nick messed up with this game by not allowing Jalen to play until the end. However we are still Alabama and we still rise above this. Many hate us some love us but we are strong. We are legends. We simply just get better. All the players have amazing futures. Jermiah 29:11 we will be better in the fall. Wherever Jalen goes God has great things for that young man and I'll always be a fan.

  • Derrick Lamar
    Derrick Lamar 5 months ago

    I wish he come to miami

  • Mr. Youtube
    Mr. Youtube 5 months ago

    I’m gonna start rooting for whoever he plays for. I’m a tide fan but Tua is done and that was very questionable by Saban. Good player or not Tua won’t recover from this choke. Hope Jalen does big things.

  • j jones
    j jones 5 months ago +3

    Jalen did good. He hung in there and graduated! I gained even more respect for him.

  • Faruq Al-Amin
    Faruq Al-Amin 5 months ago

    His objective was to graduate and get his degree, that is exactly what he did. I don't understand why ppl can't see the bigger picture. People said he is not an nfl qb, he is not a better passer than Tua, so forth and so on. Well he stayed worked on his passing game, and I must say he has improved a whole lot. Now he can move on to another program that allows him to showcase his talent, and if he enters the draft and does not get drafted, then he has a degree to fall back on, and do whatever he loves besides football. Sounds like a great plan to me.

  • Complete Controll
    Complete Controll 5 months ago +1

    Tua had the most points in Alabama history, most TDS. Every offensive record broke.
    Lose Natty and all their fans start pointing fingers and calling out Saban. Oh, you mean the guy who brought you 5 rings? He doesn’t know anything?
    Funny, I thought there was a statue of him.
    Clemson was the better team. Period. Didn’t matter who played QB.
    (Edit: No mention that the D gave up 44 and could’ve given up 50 plus if Clemson wanted to. Does Saban not know defense either? Bama never had a good defense? Lol. Love seeing fans point at a coach.)

  • Steven H Wang
    Steven H Wang 5 months ago

    I agree with Emmanuel

  • Terrell Gaither
    Terrell Gaither 5 months ago

    Tua is overrated he folded in big games !!! He only won the natty cause no one had tape on him . When people caught on to him they always use the excuse he was hurt . He put his team in plenty of bad situations

  • Lan Co
    Lan Co 5 months ago

    Jalen would have won the whole season, it’s the energy to win!
    It’s about the force
    Positive aggression to achieve
    Not about a perfect passer
    Not about the media
    It’s about conquering battles

    • barry walker
      barry walker Month ago

      Lan Co I agree with you 💯.wow!!!!! what a great,great comment.

  • Rex Darby
    Rex Darby 5 months ago

    Say wut you want about Alabama. It’s not gonna change one thing. But that being said as of January 1st 2019 Alabama is 0-1 so far this year lol just saying

  • Solo Pythonz
    Solo Pythonz 5 months ago

    This boy going to the U 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

  • Jake Elder
    Jake Elder 5 months ago

    I dont disagree with his decision to stay at Alabama this year, but I do think he should have saved his year of eligibility so that he would have had 2 years of eligibility instead of one. My thoughts are the same eligibility wise with justin fields. the NCAA is giving players a better chance of retaining their red shirt status with the 4 game limit, I'm surprised that more people arent trying to take advantage of it.

  • Pink and Gold glitter kitty

    Bro, that’s stupid. He stayed and got the coaching he deserved . If he had left last year he would had to sit out last season. No he did the right thing by getting his degree and he can play right away!!!!

  • RocSolid90
    RocSolid90 5 months ago

    He'll be on South Beach💚🧡🙌🏾

  • James Kendrick
    James Kendrick 5 months ago

    At the end of the day Jalen is an intelligent young man and I believe he has his own plan and I believe he has followed that plan to a tee. I think Jalen has suggested on more than one occasion that people don't know what he wants to do but he does and that's what matters. So I respect his decision, I respect the path he has taken, because it's the path he wanted and there has been positive outcomes to this point fo him.

  • Abbyrose M
    Abbyrose M 5 months ago

    I like Jalen but he only stayed because he thought he can ride Alabama's back for another ring.

  • オレンジ-フゥードゥゥー

    I think Jalen would head to Ohio State if Urban Meyer was still coaching.

  • datboylance
    datboylance 5 months ago

    He's not going to play at OU that 5 star Freshman is the truth! 💯 I'd say go to a conference known for offense with no defense like the Big 12 or Pac 12. He should go to TCU, Stanford, Arizona or UCLA. Maybe another conference and teams like Houston or Utah.

    FATMANSCOOP88 5 months ago

    This the first time I agree with this Corny ass black dude

  • Roy Bey
    Roy Bey 5 months ago

    Batty boy king koon

  • Analyze Perspective
    Analyze Perspective 5 months ago +1

    When bama named tua the starter jalen should've played no more than 4 gms & redshirted to get an extra yr, all he was used for was scrap time or when tua got hurt, if he chooses OU it's gonna be competition since it's known as "Heisman U"

    PAT BACK 5 months ago

    Bring him to GA

  • mike cheatwood
    mike cheatwood 5 months ago

    I believe they will see that him leaving will hurt for he should have been put in after 2nd interception, heck give him a chance like ga. look what he did GOOD LUCK JALEN BEST!

  • bigtae64
    bigtae64 5 months ago

    Acho so flip floppy lol he stayed to get his degree which is smart but I forget these shows you have to agree to disagree ! Jalen goin b fine he goin start wherever he land he to talented to sit on bench which showed in sec championship

  • Jim Beam
    Jim Beam 5 months ago +1

    MIAMI ! ! !....... Anyway, he is going to have to compete anywhere he goes. Any coach with half a brain would put the best player on the field. He did good by staying and graduating because he finished what he started and learned from the best program in the nation. My thing is do what you want.

  • Carlos Whatley
    Carlos Whatley 5 months ago

    I agree, Jaylen should have been playing somewhere else this season, Alabama could have used him a lot more , but he should have been gone

    • Yolanda Banks
      Yolanda Banks 5 months ago

      He did the right thing by staying...je needed to get his diploma..there is life after football...wherever he goes I will be watching...so will you

  • Anzell Ford
    Anzell Ford 5 months ago

    It would be smart for him to go to Oklahoma

  • Respect Knuckles
    Respect Knuckles 5 months ago +1

    🤣 guy in the middle keeps it treal!!! 🤣🤣

  • Abram Gordon
    Abram Gordon 5 months ago +2

    Now Miami got BAMA OC now so come to Paradise Jalen.

    • Dean Franklin
      Dean Franklin 5 months ago

      Abram Gordon Bama's OC is the Maryland head coach.

  • Mark Jefferson
    Mark Jefferson 5 months ago

    Yea Jalen should've left after the championship game last year!

  • King James
    King James 5 months ago +4

    I bet if jalen would have started this game Alabama would have won this game tua might be a better passer right now then hurts but hurts have a better iq on the field then tua tua started the game with a pick 6 hurts would have never did that..

    • King James
      King James 5 months ago +1

      Corey Walker correct!.

    • Corey Walker
      Corey Walker 5 months ago +1

      Exactly! Jalen has a better all around game with a much higher quarterback IQ! That makes him the better quarterback!

    • King James
      King James 5 months ago

      barry walker it’s the truth

    • hahah lol
      hahah lol 5 months ago +1

      hahahaha. good one.

    • barry walker
      barry walker 5 months ago +1

      i agree with you100%

  • King James
    King James 5 months ago +9

    I want jalen to go they doing him bad.

  • Alejandro Camero
    Alejandro Camero 5 months ago

    I could be wrong but, he might be a HURRICANE!!!! By the way..... GO CANES!!!

  • legendary soldier
    legendary soldier 5 months ago

    jalen wanted his diploma first dimwit....where they find these clowns?

  • Bunyore Yangu
    Bunyore Yangu 5 months ago +1

    Truth is Tua Turndaballova nut huggers are idiots. Fuck Tua, he lost the season and got all kinds of fake hype from bandwagon bama fans. Also bama’s dynamism over.

  • motown 1970
    motown 1970 5 months ago

    Trevor is right, Emmanuel is wrong. By just the mere fact that Jalen stayed to get his degree from Alabama, that nixes all that "lip service" Emmanuel is giving. Completing the requirements for his degree took the whole season, therefore, why not use that time to train under Enos as well. Emmanuel don't know what he's talking about. Roll Tide Jalen! Now, you can do you.

  • Brandy Clarke
    Brandy Clarke 5 months ago


    • Brandy Clarke
      Brandy Clarke 5 months ago

      @hahah lol University of California Los Angeles.

    • hahah lol
      hahah lol 5 months ago

      what do the 4 letters stand for.

  • K Val
    K Val 5 months ago

    Come to the CANES!

  • Jose Posada
    Jose Posada 5 months ago +4

    I wanna thank Jalen for what he did for this team and wish him the best where ever he goes...

  • Willie Weaver
    Willie Weaver 5 months ago

    These guys are a bunch of talking heads.

  • Lonnie Trout
    Lonnie Trout 5 months ago +1

    Jalen should have been put in sooner, Tua I thought was gonna be a decent qb but got worse with each game this year with his mental thoughts and reads against good defense's, he should have been able to light Clemson up like the gamecocks did but didn't because they baited his throws and you seen what happened.. not impressed with his brother coming in there either, seen a few of his games and his jump throws for no reason ??? This is not hs anymore they might have been great there but college is a different level. I think bear's grandson will be a better qb for our program, taller and can throw the ball without forcing and more of a bama style qb and I've seen many a good ones for bama since 1965. Remember not all 5 stars are all that look at Josh Jacobs a 3 star which I thought was a great player with drive within himself for the team

  • rik rik
    rik rik 5 months ago

    Make nick sabain cry

  • rik rik
    rik rik 5 months ago

    Mr. Hurst go to lsu tigers u thats all they needed was a puaterback . yuo will lov it

  • Brandon M
    Brandon M 5 months ago

    This dude in the middle annoying AF. His dumbass basically just said there’s no need to practice, because you don’t get better with practice smh

  • S Venable
    S Venable 5 months ago

    Please come to Auburn, please!

  • Jay Els
    Jay Els 5 months ago +6

    Jalen should’ve started the second half. Saban and bama fans don’t care bout #2 for real. Tua was horrible. For saban to be the great coach he made no adjustment and lost them the game.

    • Faruq Al-Amin
      Faruq Al-Amin 5 months ago +1

      Bama fan and I agree that Saban should have started him the second half, what would it have hurt we were already behind and Tua was sucking........but none of that matters now, he has his degree, and he can go on to a team where he can showcase hus talent. I think Jalen made the best decision for him

    • Toni House
      Toni House 5 months ago +1

      @B. Myleek That's not what I am saying. He put Jalen in with only 11 mins in the game and 4 scores down. He didn't give Jalen a chance to do anything.

    • B. Myleek
      B. Myleek 5 months ago

      @Toni House so wait...Jalen gets to throw for 100 yards against Auburn and 120 yards against Clemson, only 21 yards against Georgia, but when he gets pulled he got betrayed? Tua threw for 290+ and 2 TD/2 INT. The offense produced 500+ yards but he needs to be pulled when Jalen didn't? The issue was we had 4 red zone drives with only 3 points out of them. Jalen wouldnt have fixed that. I'm tired of know it alls who don't really know shit

    • Jay Els
      Jay Els 5 months ago

      Toni House didn’t even give him a chance. Tua sucked. Think tua really got exposed. Jalen was a better option.

    • Toni House
      Toni House 5 months ago

      That's my biggest complaint. Saban did not even give Jalen a chance. He would have won that game. He was on the side line trying to get Saban to put him in.

  • angela thomas
    angela thomas 5 months ago

    Just letting people know the up state media is saying Clemsons Dabo Swinney record is 55-4. Its not it's 116-30.

  • ARMED & Bearded
    ARMED & Bearded 5 months ago

    Let's get him to da U!!! Miami get this man.

  • Hail 2 The victors
    Hail 2 The victors 5 months ago

    Tua was exposed in that Clemson game

    • Toni House
      Toni House 5 months ago

      Not just Tua. The entire team. I am a Bama fan. Tua has still to be coached up. He's a really good passer.

  • Lockdown Ko
    Lockdown Ko 5 months ago +1

    Hurts to Oklahoma would be dope

  • Lockdown Ko
    Lockdown Ko 5 months ago +1

    He got treated like a side chick He was the reason they beat Georgia and got to ride the bench in the championship

  • batkenz johnson
    batkenz johnson 5 months ago

    Go to LSU

  • zeus44tko2
    zeus44tko2 5 months ago

    No hurts should stay . Because in the NFL they force him to a wr because of his throwing ability

  • G Speezy
    G Speezy 5 months ago +1

    Come to the Golden Gophers and RTB

  • slofever512
    slofever512 5 months ago +1

    Good luck Jalen hope u finish strong

  • De'Ryan Brister
    De'Ryan Brister 5 months ago

    Jalen should come to Michigan!!!

  • 251 Sportz
    251 Sportz 5 months ago +1

    Where do y’all think would be best for him to go?

  • P DR
    P DR 5 months ago

    Hes going to LSU so he can beat them and talk outside ur neck to em.

  • Terry Jones
    Terry Jones 5 months ago


  • Spence Gibbs
    Spence Gibbs 5 months ago

    Acho saying he needs to look out for himself doesn't really surprise me at all. Seems to be a prevailing thought pattern among today's youth. But I am proud of Jalen and the way he has handled the situation, and what he made out of it as well. And I have no dog in this fight as I'm a Georgia fan. However this line of thinking, Acho's thinking, is what's wrong with college football now. Kids leaving early, kids transferring because they don't start, sitting out bowl games, etc... No loyalty to their school, teammates, or coaches. All a part of the me first, entitled generation, and it's making less of what used to be, in my opinion, the greatest sport in America.

    • BlimpCityFeeder
      BlimpCityFeeder 5 months ago

      When College Coaches get higher paying jobs elsewhere and the student-athletes they recruited do not fit the replacement coaching regime; are they also not looking out for themselves??

  • Elias Ayala
    Elias Ayala 5 months ago

    Wow Emmanuel kept it 1000

  • Corey Oden
    Corey Oden 5 months ago +1

    I think Washington State would be a good spot. They have to replace Gardener Minshew (also a graduate transfer). Imagine Mike Leach's offensive mind and Hurt's athletic ability and experience vs. those terrible PAC 12 defenses...could get VERY ugly.

  • Rooster Cogburn
    Rooster Cogburn 5 months ago

    “He might be a better *man*.” (Acho says sarcastically) He might be a better human being...” (Acho says, as if that’s a *bad* thing.)
    If all young guys tried to be better men, and better human beings, we’d all be better for it.

  • J K
    J K 5 months ago

    What difference does it make? JH is not an NFL QB.

    • barry walker
      barry walker Month ago

      J K I'll see your dumb ass on draft day.not only will he be drafted,he will be a 1000 times better than tent queen tua.i would expect nothing less than fucking stupidity from the fucking Alabama scum base..... WHAT A FUCKING MORON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • DeAnna D. Wright
      DeAnna D. Wright 5 months ago

      #JK He sure isn't

  • CheytownV11
    CheytownV11 5 months ago


  • Cody Ingle
    Cody Ingle 5 months ago

    He would have sat out and that would have limited options

  • Tim Glover
    Tim Glover 5 months ago

    I think he's going to TCU

  • Derrick Robinson
    Derrick Robinson 5 months ago +1

    With that bad ass recruit coming in Jalen will not start at Oklahoma next year, don't go there son

    • Toni House
      Toni House 5 months ago +1

      Yes he would. Spencer does not get there until June 2019

  • Joshua Turner
    Joshua Turner 5 months ago +2

    Good decision I hope he plays against bama and beat them 💯

    • DeAnna D. Wright
      DeAnna D. Wright 5 months ago

      #Joshua Turner What a douche you are. Just a shitty thing to say

  • Stanley Presley
    Stanley Presley 5 months ago +1


    SWAC FAN 5 months ago +1

    He can always go to UL Lafayette. He's already seen and done everything else so why not. Just kidding he wouldn't dare go to a school anywhere near Louisiana 😂 but hey, that's the prime example of being used. Nick really screwed this guy by replacing him with a freshman after winning two national championships. Recruits should be cautious before committing to a program like that. Nick saban remind me of that coach on varsity blues. Doggish 😂😂😂

  • LonghornsLegend
    LonghornsLegend 5 months ago +4

    He graduated, got his degree, and helped them win a SEC championship. He did everything right, everything. He doesn't deserve anyone second guessing him or criticizing him. Lots of respect to Jalen.

  • timmy D=
    timmy D= 5 months ago

    He should come to South Carolina

  • Gary Brown
    Gary Brown 5 months ago

    3 stooges have always been stupid

  • John White
    John White 5 months ago

    WVU is ready for you.

  • Richard Roberts
    Richard Roberts 5 months ago +2

    People that think they know what's best for somebody they don't even know, are pricks. They know nothing of these kids situations.

  • Rhonell Taylor
    Rhonell Taylor 5 months ago

    Tua was 4 of 13 on third downs . what was the difference between him abd hurts . jalen should leave .

  • Ruben Montiel
    Ruben Montiel 5 months ago

    I guess it's not about who's better. Jalen loses credibility by being a cry baby. He will go elsewhere and demand to be the starter and create division and controversy. Don't criticize Saban or tua, Jalen chose Alabama nobody forced him to sign on the dotted line. It was all cool when they won the nat'l title wasn't it?

  • Kizzle
    Kizzle 5 months ago

    Dana left us and now Houston is the front runner to get Jalen.... I get he’s from there but come on bro really Houston???? Please stay in a power 5 I’m not saying come to WVU but god damn don’t go to Houston lol

  • prince is my pitbull
    prince is my pitbull 5 months ago

    jalen going to the highest bidder

  • Judith Forgony
    Judith Forgony 5 months ago

    I feel sorry for Tua, people start bad mouth Tua but look if it wasn't for Tua they will fail before, now one lost under Tua now some people think Tua stinks, my goodness give Tua a chance to be the QB, like that guy driving his car and cursing Tua all over the road,no wonder Tua and Alabama lose the championship game.

  • Dominique Jackson
    Dominique Jackson 5 months ago

    Jalen Hurts 2 University of Cincinnati!!!!