Today, in just askin’

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.

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8 responses to “Today, in just askin’

  1. ASEF

    QB is going to be a position of strength for the SEC next season. Been awhile since we could say that

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  2. Safely file articles like this under, “we’ve got to write articles for 8 whole months after the championship game before the season starts.”

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  3. What’s all this BS about Tua being the starter. He certainly made some good plays in the second half, but made at least 2 horrible plays. The interception and taking that sack at the end. The game winning play was successful only because it was misplayed by 2 of our DB’s. Tua may very well end up being the starter at Bama, but he has to beat out a guy who has gone 25-2 and had one lousy half.

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    • Jack Burton

      He was pretty lousy the entire 2nd half of the season. To some of us it wasn’t some huge shock when he went to Tua at half.

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      • I wasn’t shocked at all. I had been lurking on some Bama sites and plenty of Bama fans were saying that if they were going to beat UGA Saban would have to play Tua. I’m sure they had game planned Tua coming in the second half if the offense was sputtering. No doubt he sparked Bama in the second half, but that’s a long way from winning the job.

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  4. Cousin Eddie

    Not everyone has upped the QB recruiting, see LSU. Still baffling.

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  5. Bright Idea

    QB is an odd position. Nobody wants to be a backup and most coaches avoid playing two. Once they choose a starter they give them every chance before making a change. In this day and age, there will always be a revolving door behind any team’s starter, regardless of how they might develop.

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