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How entrinched is Greg McElroy?

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:


"People who make those statements sort of just look at the periphery of, 'Well, you got Julio Jones, Mark Ingram, Trent Richardson and the quarterback are coming back there -- everything is going to turn up roses,' " Saban said. "But that is not necessarily the case. You have to build a team." (emphasis mine)

 

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?

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