I really like Greg and I was, overall, quite pleased with the season he had for us. But a quote from Saban about 2010 got me thinking:
I don't think that was said to start a controversy. I don't even think Saban intentionally left Greg McElroy's name out of the statement. I just wonder if the situation would best be described as:
- Greg's name is etched in stone as the starting QB
- It's his job to lose, but others will have a chance to show what they can do
- It's a wide open competition
We will be a run first team again in 2010. The quarterback will once again need to be a game manager. But there will be defenses who force us to throw. And when that happens, I wonder if Greg's experience will outweigh some of the intangibles that AJ McCarron and others bring to the table. I'd say yes, Greg's name is etched in stone. What are your thoughts?