VIDEO: Jalen Hurts Participates in Manning Passing Academy
Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts spent the weekend in Louisiana taking part in the 22nd annual Manning Passing Academy.
Hosted by Archie, Peyton, Eli, and Cooper Manning, the event brings in more than 1,000 campers to Thibodaux, Louisiana to train with the family and college quarterbacks. This year, 43 of the top signal callers in the country were invited to participate as counselors in the event, and Hurts was a part of that group.
Hurts also spent a little time with the media answering questions. After a 14-1 season that ended in a final-second loss in the national championship, many people were curious in the team's mindset this summer.
"We're really hungry," Hurts said. "I think about it everyday, it crosses my mind. We're on a grind. We're working hard this summer so we can hopefully make a run this year."
Alabama brought in offensive coordinator Brian Daboll this year and he had a chance to spend the spring working with his new unit. Hurts said he's used most of his time working on the finer points in the passing game, which includes improving his footwork so he can stay calm and make sharp passes.
"Your feet kinda dictate a lot of things. With good feet, you put yourself in a position to make all the throws."
Hurts and the Alabama football team will be back on the practice field in early August to begin preparations for the 2017 season.