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Why Jalen Hurts Will Not Be Transferring From Alabama In 2018

first_imgJalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a touchdown against the Washington Huskies.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a touchdown against the Washington Huskies during the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts has been consistently mentioned as a top college football transfer candidate since the 2017 season ended. His father even said in an interview that his son would become “the biggest” free agent in college football history if he didn’t win the starting job. However, it’s looking like no move is going to be made.Here’s why.College football has passed a new rule regarding redshirt eligibility. Players are now able to play in up to four games and still use that year as a “redshirt year.”So, with Alabama not appearing to have officially settled on a starting quarterback for 2018, it would make little sense for Hurts to leave now. He can stay with the Crimson Tide, play in a couple of games if needed (or all of them if he wins the starting job), and then decide on his future in 2019.Hurts will be a graduate transfer next year, so he’ll be able to play right away in 2019. And, if he plays in a couple of games this season (but no more than 4), he won’t lose a year of eligibility.There has been plenty of transfer talk surrounding the quarterback, but at this point, it just doesn’t make logical sense for him to leave.ESPN’s Peter Burns agrees.“This NCAA 4 Game rule should single-handedly end the Jalen Hurts is going to transfer from Bama discussion right? Jalen can play and help Bama if needed up to 4 games, graduate and then transfer anywhere he wants if he doesn’t land full time hosting gig,” he tweeted.He’s right.This NCAA 4 Game rule should single-handedly end the Jalen Hurts is going to transfer from Bama discussion right?Jalen can play and help Bama if needed up to 4 games, graduate and then transfer anywhere he wants if he doesn’t land full time hosting gig.— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) June 13, 2018Big-time transfers are always a fun time in the college football world, but it seems likely that we won’t be getting that from Hurts until 2019 at the earliest.Alabama opens its 2018 season a big stage. The Crimson Tide are taking on Louisville on Sept. 1 in primetime.last_img read more

Fire razes Mocha apartment building

Years of hard work and savings were lost in the blink of an eye following a fire in Mocha, East Bank Demerara, last night, which has left four persons homeless. The fire reportedly started at about 21:30hrs in the upper flat of the Lot 6 Plantation Prosperity, Barnwell North, Mocha, East Bank Demerara home. The building had three apartments that were all occupied.Based on reports received, the fire might have started by a candle that was left alight by one of the tenants.  At the scene earlier today, the owner of the property, Sappha Lord, stated that the neighbourhood has no electricity and she had set up a “generator system” for her tenants. However, Lord told Inews that she had taken the generator to be serviced yesterday, and as such, the tenants of the home used candles. A tearful Lord recalled that the tenant of the upper flat had left a candle unattended and retired to bed, and it was until she awoke around 22:00hrs that she noticed that the home she had spent years investing in, was on fire. “Everything gone. All meh hard wuk. I wuk so fuh bring this up. This is wa I does depend pon fuh me family and them thing and now I aint got nothing,” she said.The woman tearfully noted that although members of the community came out to assist, there was no water source close by.“Everybody in the community come out, they come out with buckets and everything and we aint had no water because the canal stagnated,” Lord said.Additionally, the woman who was still in disarray is contending that had the Government answered the community’s calls for electricity in the area, the fire could have been avoided. “Late last year, we call out for somebody to come in because snakes does be coming up [from the trench] and all kinda thing does be coming up from the canal. It stagnated, you know with the mosquito and thing. We begging fuh we lights, fuh we get we lights because if we had lights yuh cudda say it was the electrical problem, but is nah electrical problem. Is just a candle and all ah me hard wuk gone. Everything,” the woman said while in tears. Lord estimates her losses to be approximately $13M.The fire officials are investigating the incident. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedInvestigation launched into Tuschen house fireMarch 15, 2017In “latest news”11 homeless after fire guts 2 buildings on Bishop StreetFebruary 16, 2017In “latest news”Five fire trucks fail to save burning building; 14 homelessSeptember 13, 2015In “Crime” read more