Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) catches a touchdown pass in the third quarter past Auburn Tigers defensive back Jonathon Mincy (6) at Bryant-Denny Stadium. (John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – If we’re being honest about it, Blake Sims probably should have left Alabama a long time ago. It would’ve been the smart play, the easy play, especially in a program like this where the stars usually show who they are right away or are never heard from again.
If Sims had been rational about it, he’d have seen his eligibility wasting away while Nick Saban scoured the country to bring in someone better, seen that the reward for four hard, unglamorous years in the program was Alabama’s fan base holding up a backup off Florida State’s roster as the post-AJ McCarron savior.
Instead, he saw himself getting one shot to win an Iron Bowl; somehow…
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