Pete Fiutak lists Jamie Newman fifth on his list of twenty impact transfer players for this season. No, that’s not the hot take I’m referring to. This is:
Newman is hardly a lock for the gig – D’Wan Mathis is going to be a major factor now that he’s okay after having a cyst successfully removed from his brain – but for now, the former Demon Deacon has the inside track to be one of the biggest keys to the SEC season.
Mathis? Where the hell did that come from?
Don’t get me wrong. I’d be thrilled to discover that’s the case, but for a kid to go from not being tackled for more than a year to suddenly being elevated into major factor status seems a bit abrupt, to say the least. I’d love to know where Fiutak’s getting that from, assuming it’s not straight out of his ass.