Alabama LB Mack Wilson mocks Jarrett Guarantano after injuring Tennessee QB
Much has been discussed about Alabama LB Mack Wilson’s hit last week on Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano where the quarterback suffered a collarbone injury.
Wilson’s hit has been compared with LSU LB Devin White’s hit last week that led to a targeting call, ejection and suspension for the first half of next week’s Alabama game. Wilson even took to Twitter to explain with visual clues why his hit was not targeting.
But Wilson also tweeted soon after the game to Guarantano that he had to give him that hit, and wanted to give Keller Chryst an opportunity. He’s since deleted the tweet.
Wilson has said that if someone is thinking about a possible targeting call, he wouldn’t play fast or at his full potential. “Just make sure your head’s up, and don’t hit the head basically.”
Wilson, a 6-foot-2, 239-pounder, is fourth on Alabama with 34 total tackles and a key figure on the Alabama defense. Comments like this, especially if he later deletes them, will draw more attention to him as he makes plays around quarterbacks.