Kirby smart doesn't miss Fields. Nor is he concerned about facing Trevor or Mac Jones in the playoffs. He's confident of winning the NC with the formidable Stetson Bennet
"We think he’s going to have a really good year.” I kinda feel sorry for Bo. He's trying to meet elite level expectations with a mid tier skill set. Mediocre arm strength & accuracy. Mobile but doesn't use it to his advantage. Lacks leadership qualities as shown in his boneheaded "spike" Saturday. At times, he looks scared and lacks confidence. Elite level players skills are apparent even when they are on bad teams. I haven't seen seen ONE Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields play where you saw "wow" from Bo.
Two of Daniels 12 game stats at USC 15 Td's-11 Int's...........Minus 155 yards rushing.
Mac Jones is on borrowed time before Saban benches him. Legacy "politics" will ensure that Bo Nix is the starter, regardless of performance.
"So while critical players such as Bo Nix" Nix is good but 2nd tier.
Mac"Pick-6" Jones is on borrowed time as Bama's starting QB. He is good but not elite. So its just a matter of when Saban benches him.
Mac Jones is a starter destined to be a back up. Unlike Bo Nix, "politics" won't ensure him a starting job for the season. So its just a matter of when Saban benches him.
Mac Jones is over rated. If the season is completed, which is doubtful, Saban will bench him before its over. Bo Nix is very over rated. However, "politics" will allow him to remain the starter , regardless of how he performs.
To play or not to play? The decisions are based on the conflicting advice of "medical experts." The problem is neither side is willing to disclose the documents that led to their respective decisions. So the fans are left to debate the issue based on "expert" advice of Dr Trevor Lawrence, Dr Nick Saban, Dr Ryan Day & endless Dr Sportswriters. Why the reluctance to put evidence on the table so fans can make an INFORMED decision?
Very enlightening information. "Are 3 SEC football players dying acceptable numbers for playing football this Fall?" Sadly, its probably going to take a players death for the $$$ addicts to stop the money train.
CTE maybe a part of his post NFL career.
"so here's what's realistic in 2020" There won't be a 2020 season, simply because there is no safe way to play. Everything else is fantasy.
"He has a right to his opinion, just like we all have the right to ours." I agree & think the situation may be a little overblown. In the real world ,however, if you're a high profile NFL player, speaking your opinion can get you unemployed quickly, especially a 5th round pick.
Tarkenton was legit & inducted into NFL Hall of Fame 1987. It is astounding his style of play was allowed in the late 50's at UGA & later as a pro.I still enjoy watching video of Fran "scrambling."
Kirby was too reluctant to bench Fromm when he was performing poorly; Auburn, LSU, etc. At times,it seemed like Kirby was trying to protect Fromm from competition. The way Fields was used made no sense. Stubbornness & favoritism may have cost UGA a national championship.
Fromm did "outperform both Tua & Jalen in head to head matchups" in the FIRST HALVES of both games. In the SECOND Halves (four quarters & one OT) GA scored a total of 17 points. And in those games Fromm "had weapons to throw to." He choked!! With an A grade QB UGA would have one NC & possibly two.
I almost feel sympathy for Fromm. He has been over-hyped by some media & fans. They view him as equal to Burrows, Lawrence, Fields, but he is not at their level in so many ways: arm strength, accuracy, mobility, field vision, etc. Consequently, no matter how hard he tries, he can never live up to the unrealistic expectations.
Who do you think Clemson would prefer playing, OSU or LSU? Both Clemson & OSU know this game is for the NC. LSU- OU are playing for runner-ups; both are just at a lower level. And don't overestimate LSU's win over UGA; all those missed throws & dropped balls! Replace Jake Fromm with Justin Fields & UGA wins.
I'm actually pleased Clemson is next up & confident Ohio State will prevail. And afterwards, if & I repeat if, LSU beats Oklahoma, you will "clearly" see the difference between a clydesdale and a burro.
This Joe Burro love fest is nauseating. Justin Fields was benched earlier in 2nd halves & consequently had far less pass / run plays to pad his stats than Burro. That said, Burro has had a great season, thus far, and I congratulate him. However, the playoffs will clearly demonstrate Fields is the better QB.
Joe Burrows was allowed to "pad" his stats. Justin Fields is a better QB.
Auburn fans have my sympathy. Three more years with Jake Fromm 2.0 as a starting QB.
I like Fromm but he has reached his ceiling. Compare his ability to extend plays with his feet & arm strength with Burrows, Lawrence & Fields. They are just at a different level. Can he actually throw a football 50 yards? And the ball velocity seems soooo slow. Turn pro Jake & good luck. ps.....If Jake returns, please stop calling those ridiculous read options; no one is stupid enough to believe he will keep the ball & run.
It doesn't cause problems with NCAA basketball. After one year they're eligible to turn pro. As for "tying up scholarships" they are not guaranteed. It has to be renewed each year.