Tua Tagovailoa And His Brother Plan To Have A Serious Quarterback Battle In 2019

first_imgTua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates a six yard touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates a six yard touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Taulia Tagovailoa is following in his brother’s footsteps to Tuscaloosa. He committed to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide last month. Once he’s part of the team, he plans on doing everything he can to steal his brother’s job.Tua Tagovailoa already finds himself in an intense quarterback battle. The national championship game hero is the favorite to beat out Jalen Hurts for the job, but suffered a string of setbacks during the spring, when a hand injury held him out of a large portion of that practice slate. Now, the quarterback battle could last into the season.Hurts is an accomplished Alabama quarterback in his own right. After winning the starting job as a freshman one game into the 2016 season, he’s led the Crimson Tide to back-to-back national championship games.Still, based on what we saw against Georgia, Tagovailoa could add a whole new dimension to Nick Saban’s offense. Alabama’s schedule isn’t all that tough, so it might take a few weeks into the season, but it is reasonable to expect him to win the job outright eventually.One incoming Alabama quarterback plans to push Tua, though: his brother Taulia Tagovailoa.The two have been teammates before. However, Taulia didn’t make the change to quarterback from center (!) until after Tua had moved on.Taulia is now the No. 8 pro-style quarterback in the country, per 247Sports. It is bold to think that he might beat out his brother, but that is what is on his mind.Alabama fans ought to love what Taulia had to say about playing with his brother. From 247:Even though his brother will have two years of collegiate experience on him when he’s expected to sign and enroll at Alabama, Taulia will be coming in to compete with any and all players.“It’s not going to be easy for him, I know that,” Taulia said.Tua isn’t backing down either. His response, via an interview:“I’m going to try to make sure my brother redshirts, so he doesn’t have to give up that year of eligibility,” Tua said.Tagovailoa recently revealed that he considered transferring to USC after sitting on the bench last year. Instead, Alabama could have he and his brother under center for years to come.[247]last_img read more


Dollarama says Chinas soft economy helping to offset currency challenge

by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 7, 2016 5:27 am MDT Last Updated Dec 7, 2016 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A Dollarama store is seen Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in Montreal. Dollarama Inc. saw its third-quarter profit grow to nearly $110.1 million compared with nearly $100.1 million in the same quarter a year ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson Dollarama says China’s soft economy helping to offset currency challenge MONTREAL – Dollarama says China’s soft economy is helping the discount retailer offset the challenges of a weakened Canadian dollar and higher freight costs.“The Chinese economy does remain soft from our perspective, which provides us with some opportunities to purchase goods at favourable prices to offset some of these headwinds,” CEO Neil Rossy said Wednesday in a conference call to discuss the company’s third-quarter results.The Montreal-based company said expects to maintain high margins over the coming year as it continues to introduce more items priced at $3.50 and $4.The initial flow of higher priced goods since the summer focused on holiday items and toys, but Rossy said Dollarama buyers are on the hunt for deals in other categories.Meanwhile, Dollarama defended its decision to hike the price of chocolate bars, saying it could no longer absorb the higher cost of raw materials.“The cost of those goods went up for North America as a whole and so we can’t escape raw material costs or industry costs as they rise,” he said.Dollarama (TSX:DOL) increased the price of the popular snack by five cents to 82 cents in September following a sharp increase in the prices of key ingredients.Lower production in Africa have pushed up cocoa prices 10 per cent since January, reaching a new four-year high, according to Mintec, a commodities data company.“We like to push as long as we can and be the last to move but at some point, you have to move in order to still be a productive company,” Rossy said.Dollarama beat expectations as its third-quarter profit grew to $110.1 million or 92 cents per share compared with $100.1 million or 78 cents per share in the same quarter a year ago.Analysts had expected a profit of 86 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters.Revenue for the quarter for the quarter ended Oct. 30 totalled $738.7 million, up from $664.5 million.The growth came as the company reported comparable store sales grew 5.1 per cent.The retailer added 18 net new stores during its third quarter to reach 1,089 locations across the country. read more