“So, despite all those great names, the pick here is easy.”

Classic “other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?” vibes from Brandon Marcello here:

Alabama’s Bryce Young is the SEC’s best quarterback with the game on the line…

Yes, Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett hoisted the national championship trophy with a win against Alabama (and was tremendous in the College Football Playoff with five touchdowns and zero turnovers), but Bryce Young lifted the Heisman as the top player in the country for his consistent, week-to-week performances and late-game heroics– and if his that’s not enough to be trusted in the final moments of the game, go ahead and take a chance on the other QBs in the SEC who have never faced such high-pressure moments and delivered under a time crunch.

I will give him credit for not mentioning Metchie and Williams, though.

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34 responses to ““So, despite all those great names, the pick here is easy.”

  1. One of the posters known as Mark

    Just smile and point to the scoreboard.

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    • As good a place as any:

      And:

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      • Do you think Bryce Young would have been weeping tears of joy on the sideline if his team had won? He’s a mercenary (just like most college athletes regardless of school are now). SBIV’s reaction on the sideline was similar to the reaction of most of the fans in red & black in attendance and at home watching. That moment (and those 2 games) put him in the truly #DGD stratosphere. This is coming from someone who questioned whether he could lead us to the promised land and damned if he didn’t do it.

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      • Nil Butron is a Pud

        One day, many years from now, I will pass over a chance to click that link and watch that video and get a little misty eyed. I’ll probably think, there’s no need to watch it again – I’ve seen it enough. It also probably means that I’m dead, and today is not that day. Cue John Prine…

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  2. Ran A

    Have to say. I thought this whole disrespecting Bennett thing would come to an end; but this isn’t the only article that has him “at best” in the middle of the pack.

    Good… If he’s the competitor we think he is, then this will just add som fuel to the fire.

    With that said, I do think that Young is th best QB in the league. Crazy accurate and has the ability to move just enough to keep from getting sacked.

    But just get the feeling that this kid will not finish the season. He isn’t that big and you get the feeling that he’ll have to hold the ball just a little longer on a lot oof those snaps.

    Everybody is just writing the Tide in to win the West and to beat Georgia. Yes, the Dawgs got some really talented players to replace; but the Dawgs appear to be deeper than the Tide, almost across the board on both sides of the ball. Injuries might decide the whole thing, as Alabama appears to be pretty thin in some places.

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  3. Got Cowdog

    “The pick here is easy”.

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  4. charlottedawg

    Fact: with his team down by a score with 3 minutes to go in the national championship game Bryce Young stepped up and put the ball in the end zone which sealed the game. Granted it was to kelee ringo but that’s a minor detail.

    Stetson might have thrown two TDs in the 4th quarter but you have to remember that Bryce was facing literally an NFL defense while Stetson was throwing against some shitty no name defense.

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    • “….Bryce Young stepped up and put the ball in the end zone which sealed the game. Granted it was to kelee ringo….”

      This made me laugh out loud in my upstairs home office. My family is downstairs and probably wondering what in the world I’m doing.

      Well-played.

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  5. If you missed last year of CFB, then started looking at this year, you really do have to think that there is no excuse…none…for Saban not to run the table. They are loaded and experienced on both sides of the ball. TAMU is not ready to challenge and LSU is way behind. Bama checks all the boxes.

    I see 3 paths for St Nicky. 1) Back to business and they blow everyone away. 2) Chinks in the armor show, epic showdown again with us in Atlanta AND SoFi. 3) The Process is lost in the era of NIL/transfers and the Bama locker room falls apart. Kids want more pampering and stats than work. Bama takes 2 losses before the SECCG.

    I fear it’s going to be #1, hope it’s #2, and give #3 a chance as all dynasties must end somehow.

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    • I look at Bama’s away games:

      @ Texas 9/10
      @ Arkansas 10/1
      @ Tennessee 10/15
      @ LSU 11/5
      @ Ole Miss 11/12

      Would I bet against Bama in any one of these individual matchups? No. Never. But would I bet Bama wins them all?

      I’m circling Ole Miss as the game to watch, especially if they come into the game 8-1 or 9-0. Their first nine games are:

      Troy
      Central Ark
      at GA Tech
      Tulsa
      Kentucky
      at Vandy
      Auburn
      at LSU
      at TAMU

      What if (IF!) the ol’ Laner is hosting Bama in Oxford on 11/12, with a chance to take a lead in the SEC West? And what if it’s a night game?

      Hand me the popcorn!

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  6. W Cobb Dawg

    By the end of the natty we were tossing Young around like a rag doll. With Evan Neal gone it’ll be interesting to see who’s gonna protect Young. Does OT Steen from Vandy solve a vital need or is it a sign of desperation?

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  7. practicaldawg

    We also have to remember that the loss to TAMU does not count when assessing Alabama’s total body of work. Saban and his players have earned the right to not be penalized for losses.

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    • californiadawg

      Not penalized for losses or lackluster performances, of which the discourse has been largely ignored in favor of us underperforming in Atlanta despite winning the natty. Bama had to eek out wins against Florida who’s coach would go on to be fired, Arkansas, Tennessee, and was taken to multiple OTs by an Auburn team held together with duct tape on their 2nd string QB and a coach on the chopping block.

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  8. biggusrickus

    I don’t really care who some random 247 guy thinks is better in late-game situations, but it’s probably worth noting that Young’s worst passer rating by quarter was in the 4th. His rating is also better with any kind of lead than it is tied or any kind of deficit. Bennett was also better with any kind of lead, but his sample sizes for deficits are basically Alabama.

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    • miltondawg

      Yeah, it’s kind of tough to say that Young is a demonstrably better QB that Bennett in tied or losing situations. Georgia basically curb stomped every regular season opponent in games that Bennett started.

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  9. uga97

    He had to carry his shitty team on his back all season. Some qbs are faced with that role from time to time.

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  10. Tommy Perkins

    I realize it ain’t all about Georgia, but would that Aaron Murray or Jake Fromm got that much benefit of the doubt when it comes to big games.

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    • Hell, no. Always remember this when the self-proclaimed Kang of College Football made a total ass of himself.

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      • miltondawg

        Lol. I always chuckle a little bit listening to the Chuck & Chernoff show on the ride home from work when the board engineer drops “Are you saying that?”

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        • You knew Richt was pissed when he came back out after being done. I think you hear him slam the Coke can in a garbage can after he leaves for the 2nd time in the full clip that ran after the game.

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  11. Nothing says “Clutch under pressure” like being down one score in a championship, and tossing a Pick-Six.

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