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Comment 19 May 2018

When I tore my ACL, MCL, and meniscus twice at the age of 12 (in separate incidents about 3 months apart, because someone thought he didn't need crutches when the cast came off), that's what the doctor told me.

Quacks. 

Comment 18 May 2018

When you were the only scholarship quarterback on the roster and, as a true freshman no less, led your team to a national championship, that's the kind of cred you earn.

I'm not saying Tua is wrong, but you also can't create an atmosphere where players fear failure or they'll get benched. Players earn and deserve latitude, and national championship quarterbacks earn more than others. 

Comment 18 May 2018

Part of me thinks that he's due to face the same kind of angst other coaches face, when it comes to egos and families, but I also recognize that part of my wants that to happen. 

Comment 18 May 2018

The thing is, Hurts not being better than Tua doesn't really matter. It's how he and his teammates react to Saban's decision that will be the issue.

Hell, Saban doesn't care about feelings. He benched Bateman for Hurts and had 3 quarterbacks transfer during the 2016 season. 

Comment 18 May 2018

Saban hasn't named a starter. I'm just surprised that everyone seems to think that just because it's Nick Saban that this is going to end well. 

These are still 19 and 20 year old kids with parents' voices in their ears. 

I'm certain that Saban wants Tua's little brother, who recently committed to the Tide, and Hurts loses out. But, I'm also certain that Hurts has friends in that locker room. Those friends have loyalties, too. And, I'd venture a guess Hurts has earned more loyalty among friend in the locker room than Tua. Those guys will pick sides.

It may not escalate into national news, but I think Urban battled that in 2015, and Saban will battle it this year. 

Comment 18 May 2018

2008 at USC. 

That was an embarrassing ass whipping that came on the heels of the back to back National Championship drubbing, and fueled the fire of how low the B1G was. 

And that stigma is not gone. 2014 did not erase that. Going 7-Michigan in bowl games last year did not erase that. At every turn, the impression left by that loss, as a capstone to the previous two, can and will be used against the B1G  because it cemented the narrative. 

Comment 18 May 2018

12-1 isn't a bad season, and I'm not bitter about it. I'm calling a spade a spade. And, in my opinion, you are in the minority if you think Meyer handled that situation well.

The coaches decide who plays quarterback, no? 

The 2015 team should be recorded in history with the all time greats, but they never will be. That doesn't mean I don't appreciate what they did. It means that they left a golden opportunity on the table, and even Urban knows it. 

Comment 18 May 2018

Except the situation never worked itself out. They underperformed week after week and the team suffered. It all came tumbling down around them in Ohio Stadium when that kicker windmilled his way down the field. 

2015 was a travesty and a wasted team that rivals some of Cooper's biggest choke jobs. 

Comment 18 May 2018

They sure were. It's easy to be gracious when you're fresh off of a championship. 

I think that things will be very different come the fall. Hurts is 25-2, so being relegated to the bench won't sit well with him, and Tua just told a class of 3rd graders what he thought of life on the bench.

I think the odds are that this doesn't go smoothly - it's human nature.

Comment 17 May 2018

I heard Tom Brady got drafted in the 7th round. That one is beat to hell.

Also, I remember Brady Quinn's sister and AJ Hawk getting married as one that was played out pretty hard.

Oh, and anything LeBron James does (on ESPN)  In fact, it's become quite a meme machine. 

Comment 17 May 2018

Thanks. 

In thinking about it, I've deduced that once the frenzy is over, there will be a period to buy reasonable tickets before we get close to the date and people get nutty again. 

I've already booked my room, so I'll keep an eye out.