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Urban Meyer Shares Unique Coach's Perspective on Tua Tagovailoa Injury With a Tim Tebow Story

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Former player Urban Meyer, rumored to be the next USC head coach, appears at the USC game against the Utah Utes at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
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Alabama's Heisman hopeful quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was lost for the season on Saturday. Tagovailoa was hurt late in the first half against Mississippi State. Bama had a 35-7 lead at the time and according to Nick Saban, he was only in on the drive to practice running the 2-minute offense. It was a horrible moment for everyone involved.

After Tagovailoa's injury, FOX's Urban Meyer recalled the time he let Tim Tebow play two weeks after suffering a concussion. Meyer didn't want to do it, but doctors gave Tebow the OK and he wouldn't take no for an answer.

Obviously, it's a different situation, but its still an interesting look into the balancing act coaches and players go through with injuries - potential or otherwise. It would also be interesting to hear Tebow tell the same story from the player's perspective. Weirdly enough, Tebow said this morning on SportsCenter that Alabama should consider sitting Tagovailoa until the Iron Bowl.