Twitter isn’t always the best place for in-depth conversation in sports, especially when it comes to college football. One reason is that, well, college football fans are not very forgiving when it comes to mishaps and/or omissions and it appears that SEC Network analyst Cole Cubelic may have engaged in a hiccup on Memorial Day.
When prompted about the five best running backs in the SEC, Cubelic said the following:
While this list involves five very talented players, there is a pretty glaring omission in the form of Alabama workhorse Bo Scarbrough. The former five-star prospect enjoyed a “coming out party” with a dominant, 180-yard showing against Washington in the College Football Playoff semifinal and Scarbrough, if anything, was under-utilized in a 93-yard, 2-TD showing against Clemson in the title game.
It is at least possible that Cubelic simply does not believe in Scarbrough’s talents and/or the fact that he will be “the guy” for Alabama in 2017. Still, it seems pretty crazy that there could be five running backs within one conference that are actually better than Bo Scarbrough and this feels like an issue in which he was simply left off accidentally. If not, Alabama fans almost certainly have a real gripe in this spot.