ESPN expert Greg McElroy did not take kindly to Kayvon Thibodeaux’s views on education at the University of Alabama.
In a questionnaire at the international tournament, Thibodeaux said there was “stigma” – even if it meant stigma – around football players “being a silent joke” and insulting education in Alabama, and said he was worried he would leave. there, he wasn’t sure if his degree would mean anything.
In “McElroy and Cubelic in the Morning,” McElroy, an Alabama graduate, denied the allegations, initially accusing him of using “stigma” out of embarrassment and saying “it sounds like a silent jock.”
“What I don’t understand is why he saw the need to buy Alabama,” McElroy told Cole Cubelic. “And as someone who is always very focused on his education, I just come to him with this – if he wants to test IQ, I’m available. If he wants to take the Wonderlic exam, I’m available. that I may be like him every day of the week. “
Thibodeaux was asked about a rival game at the College Soccer Playoff on Monday by Fox’s Joel Klatt, and was asked why he chose Oregon on the Crimson Tide. He said education in Alabama “is not the West Coast.”
He was also asked if he knew that all the enrollment classes in Alabama had won a head start, and Thibodeaux said that although it was important, he said, “I hope they all still have work and stuff behind.”
Thibodeaux will probably not worry too much about post-college employment, as it is currently considered one of the top two, if not No. 1 hope, in 2022 NFL Draft class.
“What people don’t realize is that football is an American sport. That’s why, no matter how great Alabama is, you only play football in America, Canada and a few other places,” Thibodeaux told Klatt. “But a brand like Nike, I mean, to me it was like what kind of organizations do I want to have? It’s not West Coast. It’s not Harvard.”
Thibodeaux also said he did not like Saban’s approach by telling runners to say when they are ready to play rather than when players believe they are ready.
Thibodeaux also later appeared to be making a comeback on Twitter for his critics for using “stigma” on “stigma.”
McElroy explained that when he was hired, he had contributions from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Duke, Stanford, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and many Ivy League schools. In 2010, growing up in Alabama, McElroy was a graduate of the Rhodes Scholarship, which is offered to 102 students who want to go to Oxford University.
McElroy finished as an undergraduate in three years, earning a 3.85 GPA in advertising, which earned him a prestigious reputation. In the NFL tournament, he scored 43 on the Wonderlic test, a test similar to the IQ tests used by NFL scouts to test the intelligence of registered athletes. Ryan Fitzpatrick is the highest quarterback behind 48, while punter Pat McInally is the only player with 50 goals.
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“I’m just hurting myself,” McElroy said. “I do. I don’t care. Don’t come. If you think a little about us, don’t come. Well, because I know the people who live in this area. I chose Alabama because I like it. Alabama.
“If you don’t want to see Alabama because of the size it can give you, it’s up to you. You need it.”