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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nick Saban had a moment early in top-ranked Alabamas season opener when he wondered if it really had been a good idea to go with two freshman quarterbacks. Cheap Air Jordans Australia .After a shaky first quarter, including dual-threat true freshman Jalen Hurts fumbling on his first play, things worked out for the Crimson Tide in a 52-6 victory over No. 20 Southern Cal.Just dont ask Saban what the quarterback plans are moving forward for the defending national champion Tide.I made a decision for this game that whatever we did at quarterback was for now. ... We made a decision today for now. Thats the only decision we made, Saban said. So Im not speculating on what were going to do in the future.Alabama plays its home opener next Saturday against Western Kentucky before getting into SEC play the following weekend at No. 11 Ole Miss, the only team to beat the Tide in the regular season the last two seasons -- and the Rebels did it both years.Saban never even revealed who was taking the first snap against USC until redshirt freshman Blake Barnett went out for the opening series Saturday night, becoming the youngest starter the coach has used at Alabama. Saban went even younger when, as he had planned, Hurts got into the game on the third series.We think both guys are talented, and we wanted both guys to play in the game, Saban said. When the first quarter was over, I was wondering to myself, `Was this a good plan or a bad plan? Both guys were a little shaky in the beginning.Alabama gained 12 yards on 10 plays in the first quarter, and trailed 3-0 before Hurts overcame the fumble to account for four touchdowns.The Tide led for good when Hurts hit ArDarius Stewart for a 39-yard TD, and found him open again for a 70-yard scoring pass. The quarterback who at this point last year was playing high school ball in Texas, and not in the Dallas Cowboys NFL stadium, added touchdown runs of 7 and 6 yards to make it 38-3 before he exited late in the third quarter.He had the hiccup at the beginning, bit it was his first game, he turned the page and got back on it, Stewart said of the young quarterback.Barnett added a 45-yard touchdown after returning in the third quarter, and finished 5-of-6 passing for 100 yards. Cooper Bateman, the sophomore who started a game last season, completed his only pass for 5 yards and was sacked while playing Bamas final offensive series.With a defense that is still dominating after four players were taken in the first two rounds of the NFL draft last spring, Alabama has more leeway in getting things settled at quarterback.After allowing a field goal on the games opening series, and stopping USCs second drive in Bama territory on linebacker Ryan Andersons fourth-down sack, the Tide allowed only 11 yards on the Trojans seven possessions the rest of the half. Southern Cal was held without a touchdown for the first time since 2007 in its most lopsided loss in a half-century.Of course, Saban was still far from completely satisfied after improving to 10-0 in season openers at Bama.If you want to know the truth about it, I wasnt pleased with the way we played, Saban said. So my focus with our team right now is what can we do better? How can we get better? How can every guy improve? ... Look, Im happy that we won. And Im proud of our team for beating a good team. And I dont want you to think that Im not.---AP college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org ;Air Jordans Australia Online . Any real chance at payback wont come until the playoff. Still, Pittsburgh knows its taut 3-2 win over the Bruins on Wednesday night is a pretty good place to start laying the groundwork. "They are a very good defensive team," Penguins forward Brandon Sutter said. Cheap Jordan Shoes Wholesale .S. -- Nikolaj Ehlers registered a hat trick for the third straight game and Jonathan Drouin had a goal and five assists as the Halifax Mooseheads hammered the host Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 10-1 on Tuesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. http://www.australiacheapairjordan.com/ . A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals. The lawsuit had accused Biogenesis and Bosch of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned performance-enhancing substances.England will play Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals of the Under 19 World Cup after the Asian side lost to Pakistan by 23 runs to finish second in Group B. Sri Lanka crumbled from 147-4 to 189 all out in pursuit of Pakistans 212 and will now face Group C table-toppers England on Sunday, live on Sky Sports 5 from 2.30am.Pakistan will tackle West Indies, whose progress into the last eight was marred by a Mankad controversy, in the fourth quarter-final on Monday, with Bangladesh v Nepal (Friday) and India v Namibia (Saturday) completing the line-up.Pakistan, champions in 2004 and 2006, lost their lastt six wickets against Sri Lanka for 55 runs after Hasan Mohsin (86) and Salman Fayyaz (33) had added 61 for the fifth wicket. Air Jordan Shoes Online Australia. Zeeshan Maliks side then reduced Sri Lanka to 21-2 and 63-4 but Kamindu Mendis (68) and Visha Randika (46) put the batting side back on track with a partnership of 84.However, Mendis exit in the 35th over triggered a collapse and Sri Lanka were skittled in 46.4 overs after shipping their final six wickets for 42 runs.Watch each of the Under 19 World Cup quarter-finals on Sky Sports, starting with Bangladesh versus Nepal from 2.30am on Friday morning. ' ' '