The Other McCain

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Roll Tide!

Posted on | December 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Roll Tide!

In case you weren’t watching Saturday, there is no longer any doubt who’s going to win the Heisman Trophy this year. Alabama’s sophomore quarterback Bryce Young put an end to the debate as he completed 26 of 44 passes for 421 yards and three touchdowns, while adding another 40 yards and a TD rushing, as the Crimson Tide beat previously undefeated Georgia 41-24. Beyond the individual honors for Young — trust me, he’s got the Heisman locked up now — the victory Saturday put Alabama in the No. 1 spot for the college football playoffs. The Tide will meet No. 4 Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 31, while No. 3 Georgia will take on No. 2 Michigan in the Orange Bowl. My expectation is that the championship game on Jan. 10 will be ’Bama versus Michigan.

My brother Kirby has been ragging Bryce Young all season as our “midget quarterback.” Young is listed as 6 feet tall on the roster, but Kirby’s convinced he’s no taller than 5-10 and, until he thoroughly whupped Georgia, the sophomore hadn’t been very impressive by Alabama standards, losing to Texas A&M, and struggling against both Arkansas and Auburn. After the Auburn game — where we basically had no offense until the last two minutes of the fourth quarter — I was convinced the Tide was doomed to defeat against the vaunted Georgia defense.

Well, the kid proved us wrong and, as I told Kirby this morning, it’s going to be an interesting scene to watch when they give the Heisman Trophy to Bryce Young, and the trophy is taller than he is.



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