In today’s national columnist of Fact or Fiction Mike Farrell examines three recent big topics in college football and decides if the claim is really DONE or if it’s FICTION.
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1. Kedon Slovis will have the same success as Kenny Pickett at Pitt.
Farrell’s version: FICTION. It can’t, it just can’t. This is nothing against Slovis, who has a lot of talent and potential, but with an attacking coordinator Mark Whipple gone and how long it took for Pickett to become a Heisman finalist, it’s not fair to expect 4,300 yards and 42 touchdowns. But you know that Slovis will be compared to its predecessor and the expectations will be high.
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2. Jack Miller will make an impact in Florida.
Farrell’s version: FICTION. This is an odd choice for me, as I think Miller, who is moving from the state of Ohio to Florida, would have been better off leaving for the west and perhaps returning home to Arizona. Emory Jones hasn’t started yet, Anthony Richardson has a lot of potential and obviously a new head coach Billy Napier it will add depth to the quarterback as he recruits.
Yes, Napier has recruited Miller hard, and the former four-star certainly has some talent. But from today it would be QB3, so it seems strange to me.
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3. Georgia Tech Jahmyr Gibbs’ transfer will begin for Alabama next season.
Farrell’s Opinion: DONE. Alabama needs a comeback with Brian Robinson leaving, and the rest of the crop has so far been prone to injuries. Enter sprinter Gibbs, who has been impressive at Georgia Tech as a runner and receiver. Alabama chased Gibbs for a reason, and that reason is for him to be a Najee Harris type in his attack.
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