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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Everyone’s loving former Alabama QB Mac Jones at the Senior Bowl

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Plus: Check out some of Texas’ offseason workout sessions

2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl Practice Photo by Senior Bowl/Collegiate Images/Getty Images

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

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

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.
  • It’s a shame I missed this yesterday. But happy throwback to this week’s Throwback Thursday.
  • Oh ... and do you remember these dudes?