Some national voices in the media are convinced that Alabama got the more favorable matchup with Georgia, but one SEC Network analyst said he thinks the Bulldogs have a leg up at the most important position on the field.
While ESPN’s Chris Low and FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd have fed Kirby Smart and Georgia some motivation with their recent comments, SEC Network’s Jordan Rodgers said Alabama is at a disadvantage at quarterback.
Rodgers said he thinks Hurts is making surprising errors for someone who has as much experience as he does.
“As a sophomore, and the guy has played a lot of football, Jalen Hurts is making some mistakes that I would expect from a true freshman,” said Rodgers, who played quarterback at Vanderbilt. “And it’s pre-snap. When you have a struggling quarterback, as an offensive coordinator you go back to Day 1 install stuff [to fix it]. Jalen Hurts, when he’s not playing confident, is keying in on receivers.”
During a segment on SEC Network, Rodgers broke down Alabama’s flea-flicker play against Clemson in the second quarter when Hurts underthrew Calvin Ridley, who had gotten by his defender.
“Hurts has the arm, but it’s a confidence [issue],” Rodgers said. “He’s not stepping into his throws and playing as a confident quarterback. This is the margin of being a successful quarterback. It’s a few yards.”
“He’s a true freshman doing the little things to be successful,” Rodgers said of Fromm.