Spring time of year also means some football

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, April 19, 2017

If you’re anything like me, you’re excited this time of the year. It’s time to put aside all the craziness going on in the world, forget politics for a few moments and be excited because football is back for just a bit.

It’s once again time for us to watch our state’s “professional” football when Alabama and Auburn hit the field for the annual A-Day games. This year, we get a preview of two quarterback competitions, once again, and we get to see the next men up, replacing guys who will be drafted to the NFL this year. Both programs are looking to improve on last year’s season, with Auburn admittedly having a bit more to prove.

In Tuscaloosa, Jalen Hurts will be looking to keep his starting quarterback job, but will face some stiff competition from Tug Tagovailoa, a guy Trent Dilfer said was the best passer he’s seen at that age. But, if we know anything about Hurts it’s that he isn’t easily rattled. This kid only came off the bench, fumbled his first snap of collegiate ball, and then went on to set records as a true freshman while leading Alabama to the national championship game. Not too shabby.

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Meanwhile, on the plains, Gus Malzahn is getting closer and closer to the hot seat, but you can never count the Tigers out. They still have plenty of talent and will be, as always, looking to disrupt the Crimson Tide’s bid at another SEC title.

With the plethora of talent floating around the rest of the league, especially in the SEC West, it looks like we’re in for another great season, and the upcoming spring scrimmages will be another great preview of that potential. It will be hot; it will be loud and it will be a walk in the park for quarterbacks who will be able to show off their talent without fear of a sack. In other words, it’s going to be a lot of fun and sneak peak at what we can expect this Fall when the weather cools and all of our temperatures flare as we root on our favorite teams in the season that makes the South so much fun to live in. Roll Tide! War Eagle! Let’s play some football, y’all!