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A freshman quarterback isn’t meant to lead a team this far

Yet, here Alabama is, preparing to play Washington in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl Saturday for a berth in the national championship game, with a quarterback, Jalen Hurts, who this time last year was just learning a college playbook. Even Jameis Winston was afforded a redshirt season behind EJ Manuel at Florida State before leading the Seminoles to a national championship.

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