Tua Tagovailoa’s historic performance Monday night led to an incredible comeback for the true freshman in the national championship game, but his future at Alabama prior to the game was very much in doubt.

Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin, who was the offensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide from 2014-16, said on “The Dan Patrick Show” that Tagovailoa would hav transferred had events not transpired as they did.