Man, this article is so dumb I almost feel guilty sharing it, but an SEC Country writer looks at several 2016 quarterback signees not making it with their teams and goes on to ask the musical question… okay, he can’t even bring himself to ask a specific question, so he leads with “The SEC’s recent history with highly ranked quarterbacks is eyebrow-raising, to say the least.”
Oy. Some of those kids, like Jacob Eason, were overtaken by equally well-regarded recruits. Shea Patterson decided to bail on Ole Miss in the wake of NCAA sanctions. Does anyone really doubt that if he stayed, he’d be starting this season.
Then there’s my favorite example.
Perhaps the most discussed potential transfer is Alabama’s Jalen Hurts. Tua Tagovailoa, a 5-star freshman in the 2017 class, replaced Hurts after halftime of the National Championship Game and led Alabama to a come-from-behind win over Georgia. Hurts has not announced his intentions, but at the very least there will be a quarterback battle in Tuscaloosa this spring.
Congratulations, Holmes, you’ve cracked the case! Never mind that nothing’s happened yet.
The only thing that’s eyebrow raising of late is that the conference schools have upped their games recruiting quarterbacks. It’s a strange day when increased competition is eyebrow raising.