Can a Tua and Sarkisian reunion in Miami Gardens benefit the Miami Dolphins?
The Miami Dolphins have done well buying into the Alabama pipeline over the past two years. No matter what your personal sentiments are towards Tagovialoa, he has a winning record over his young career. More importantly, the Dolphins dipped into the pipeline to take wideout Jaylen Waddle, who managed to break the single-season rookie receiving records.
The two Alabama products were on the roster when current Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian was the team’s offensive coordinator. Had it not been for current Alabama quarterback Bryce Young’s sensational season, Tagovialoa’s 2019 season would still have been considered Alabama’s best by a quarterback.
The argument is that whether it was because of all the talent on the roster, which included four future first-round wideouts, a possible fifth in John Mitchie III, and Najee Harris, or that Tagovailoa was just able to bring out the team’s utmost potential.
Regardless, it is clear that Taogvialoa had his best football season under Sarkisian. This could come into play if he wants to make the NFL jump.
While it’s unlikely thanks to the Longhorns getting former top recruit quarterback Quinn Ewers via a transfer from Ohio State, Sarkisian could be a name that makes Tagovailoa comfortable and puts him in a familiar system.