It’d be an understatement to say former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Mac Jones is having a moment. Not only did he win a national championship earlier this month, but he’s increasingly becoming the Reese’s Senior Bowl’s darling child among NFL talking heads.
Take former NFL scout Bucky Brooks, per 247Sports, for example: “They’re up and down but I think Mac Jones is the guy,” Brooks said on the Move the Sticks Podcast. “Coming into it, Mac Jones was the cream of the crop. It was his showcase, and I think it will continue to be. The thing that he brings has been the decision-making ability and the way that he plays the game in terms of being able to throw the ball with touch, timing and anticipation. When you stack him up compared to the other guys that are in attendance, he’s different. I can see why there is fascination and intrigue about his potential. I believe if you put Mac Jones on a good team in the National Football League, he can drive the ball and be a really, really good player.”
Worth noting – as if you don’t already know – that Mac Jones’ play-caller in 2020 was recently hired Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian. But you already know that.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Even in a pandemic, Texas athletics turns $22.1 million profit
247Sports: The Insider: Football team updates galore
247Sports: Morning Brew: Players starting to bond with new football staff
247Sports: Mike at Night: Support staff names to consider for Texas
247Sports: Horns247 Staff: Position groups to watch under new Texas staff
247Sports: Texas a clear-cut contender in a deep, talented Big 12
247Sports: Sarkisian, Texas bolster Becton’s athletic performance staff
Inside Texas: Humidor: Unsettled personnel, S&C, and 2022 QB recruiting
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Steve Sarkisian discusses what he looks for in QBs
No. 5 Texas at Kentucky canceled
Texas announces hire of Jeff Choate and support staff additions
Longhorns coaching search updates: Bryan Carrington interviewing at USC
Burnt Orange Nation: 3-star DE Garfield Lawrence picks Houston over Texas
Inside Texas: 2022 Inside Texas Top 75
Inside Texas: Recruiting news and notes on the IT Top 75
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Frogs O’ War: Bunnell’s Bounces: The Frogs are back in action
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Extremely early Big 12 power rankings for 2021
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia co-defensive coordinator Jahmile Addae leaves for Georgia, Mountaineers announce replacement
Wide Right & Natty Lite: 2020 Position Recap: Defensive line
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Every Iowa State Football Game Ever: The 1940s
Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas avoids upset vs TCU
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Latest Matthew Stafford trade rumors: A lot of smoke coming from 49ers, Colts
SB Nation: 5 Deshaun Watson trade packages that actually make sense
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Check out some of Texas’ offseason workout sessions.
Alexa, play “What’s Poppin Remix” by @jackharlow pic.twitter.com/LAs31FrlHm— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) January 27, 2021
- It’s a shame I missed this yesterday. But happy throwback to this week’s Throwback Thursday.
#TBT: 2006 Rose Bowl pic.twitter.com/UNox4yIIdK— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) January 28, 2021
- Oh ... and do you remember these dudes?
#TBT: 2006 Rose Bowl— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) January 28, 2021