NCAA Football Winner QB in Crimson TI’s history speaks before Florida game
SIt is about the quarterback with the most game wins in Alabama history. Jay Barker, who in his career had a mark of 35 wins, 2 losses and a draw, and was national champion in 1992 and SEC champion that same year, defeating Florida 28-21 in that conference final.
Jay Barker spoke exclusively with MARCA Claro about the 2020 final, in which that duel is repeated and will be framed by the quarterbacks duel between Kyle Trask from Florida and Mac Jones from Alabama.
“Kyle Trask is one of those quarterbacks that Dan Mullen likes a lot. He’s big, athletic, he can run, of course he throws well, he’s very precise in his deliveries. It seems to me that the key is to turn off that connection between Kyle Trask and Kyle Pitts, if you can do that against a very effective duo this year, with very explosive plays of that combination, so the limitating them and taking away opportunities will make them go more on the ground and they have not been good “.
Analyzing the Crimson Tide, Jay was clear in the balance that Coach Nick Saban’s team has, “Alabama has balance running very well, a lot of course is thanks to his offensive line, which is very good and very big. When you play a running game you open up the possibility of making explosive plays with play actions by having the safeties worried, who are inside the box by being worried about stopping the race, and that is where You use guys like DeVonta Smith or other players, that makes the work of the defenders very complicated, especially in the ‘RPO’ plays they execute. “
Florida vs. Alabama is the most frequently featured combination in the SEC title game, with 12. On Saturday, December 19, 2020, it will be lived for the thirteenth time and incidentally could define a lot the future winner of the Heisman Trophy. The two quarterbacks lead the odds: Kyle Trask and Mac Jones.
Jay Barker shared a unique perspective on Mac Jones, “I can give you an inside view, as my son Braxton is the third quarterback of the team, play with the number 7, it’s a ‘redshirt-sophomore’. During the spring I was very excited to have the opportunity, to be with new plays and in a certain role. He always told me, ‘Daddy Mac Jones is amazing, he has a great mind for the game, he makes quick decisions. He worked during the spring made him see that even with the arrival of Bryce Young, who without a doubt is a huge player without a doubt, but it is difficult for a ‘freshman’ to arrive and earn a place. You for example, did notBut we definitely knew Mac Jones would be the next quarterback. ”
For Jay, Mac’s key moment in gaining the trust of teammates and coaches was the Bowl last year. “You have to remember that Citrus Bowl, well before the game against Auburn where he had some bad passes, but in the end he had the opportunity to take the team to a position to compete to win the game, it was a great lesson. But against Michigan, that Citrus Bowl against Michigan, Mac had an excellent performance, for me it is where he beat the team and his teammates, “he said.
Barker is clear: Alabama is the best team in college football. “Personally I am very proud of the boys, of the whole team, of what they do on the pitch and without a doubt I think they have a great chance of not only winning the SEC title in a tough game against Florida, but to be one of the four teams that will go to the semifinals in the playoffs and win the national title in this crazy year 2020. “