The quarterback was persuaded to sign with Oklahoma by Nick Saban.
You might have wondered how Jalen Hurts, a former quarterback for Alabama and the Philadelphia Eagles, got up at Oklahoma over the years.
Unexpectedly, his former head coach Nick Saban was the one who advised him to go to OU.
Hurts initially planned to attend Miami or Maryland, according to Saban, but changed his mind after speaking with him.
After Hurts eventually acknowledged that it was Oklahoma, Saban advised him to relocate there. And hell, even if we might have to play against him, I still told him to do it.
Hurts won the SEC Player of the Year and SEC Freshman of the Year awards in 2016 but Tua Tagovailoa replaced him as the starter in the 2018 national championship game.
The following year, when Alabama faced Georgia in the SEC Championship game again because of Tagavailoa's injury, Hurts had to replace him and helped Alabama win.
Hurts doesn't appear to correct anyone who refers to him as the quarterback from Alabama despite the fact that he transferred to Oklahoma,
started for them in 2019, and was named to the first team of the Big 12 quarterbacks.