And along these lines let me bring up an interesting point. Back up quarterbacks. Everyone remember when Chris Fields was Jake Fromm’s backup? He got in maybe 3 plays a game for token downs. He was always restricted to the scripted play. And his downs were usually running downs as they were unsure of his arm talent. What a mistake that was . He transferred to Ohio State and has brought them unbeaten to the top 4 for CFP. SHows what can happen when you give a player a legitimate shot at running a team freestyle. Certainly hope Kirby Smart remember his weaknesses - if any exist - as they will have to cross paths on the field.
Ditto the above regarding Jalen Hurts. He sputtered finding his rhythm at Bama but I attribute that to the schizophrenic/dual personality Saban. He couldn’t decide on a starter and campaigned for Tua to transfer to Bama while Hurts was still starting. And I don’t think Saban ever allowed him to stretch his wings and freestyle a bit. So . ..... Hurts transfers to Oklahoma and, the rest, they say, is history. He lit OU on fire using his brand of run and shoot - very much like his predecessors Mayfield and Murray. They tripped over a slick piece of Kansas State bird poo to kill their undefeated season but ain’t it amazing how the quarterbacks in the thick of the top 6 share so much history. Oh, and more irony? Joe Burrow transferred to LSU opening the spot for Chris Fields.