Jahmyr Gibbs & what might have been...

Randy Carson

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So, I just took a look at the regular season stats for Jahmyr Gibbs.

2022
136 carries
850 yds
7 TD's

2021
143 carries
746 yds
4 TD's

I dunno. He had to do what he thought best. But only 100 yards more at Bama? Where he's just another cog in a machine that grinds them out?

He coulda been a legend at Tech, and his role might have been the same or bigger under our new leadership.
 

1976jacket

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So, I just took a look at the regular season stats for Jahmyr Gibbs.

2022
136 carries
850 yds
7 TD's

2021
143 carries
746 yds
4 TD's

I dunno. He had to do what he thought best. But only 100 yards more at Bama? Where he's just another cog in a machine that grinds them out?

He coulda been a legend at Tech, and his role might have been the same or bigger under our new leadership.
When they didnt get rid of Collins at end of last year it was already too late to hope Gibbs would stay. Gibbs is good wherever he is. But there were several others who left that made impacts. But thats life with NIL now. Bad coach and they abandon ship.
 

BleedGoldNWhite21

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Still curious to know if Choice leaving was as big of a factor as some in the know have indicated. Having a true super star to build the O around after Key took over and the QB injuries happened could have definitely led to another win or two.
 

slugboy

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He is currently “rated” the #2 RB and projected for the second round. He could bomb at the combine, but one of the few things he could do to improve his draft prospects is to blow away the Heisman field next year.
Really, unless Bama and Saban swear they’re going to change their offense to win him the Heisman, the juice isn’t worth the squeeze of staying. He should go now

 

jgtengineer

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So, I just took a look at the regular season stats for Jahmyr Gibbs.

2022
136 carries
850 yds
7 TD's

2021
143 carries
746 yds
4 TD's

I dunno. He had to do what he thought best. But only 100 yards more at Bama? Where he's just another cog in a machine that grinds them out?

He coulda been a legend at Tech, and his role might have been the same or bigger under our new leadership.

You can't discount his receiving either
2022 42 378 3 tds
2021 36 470 2tds

His production stayed roughly the same but Unlike here, he will be bowling and will have got a much larger set of eyes on him.

He also likely stays one more year at bama for a shot at a natty.
 

jgtengineer

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He is currently “rated” the #2 RB and projected for the second round. He could bomb at the combine, but one of the few things he could do to improve his draft prospects is to blow away the Heisman field next year.
Really, unless Bama and Saban swear they’re going to change their offense to win him the Heisman, the juice isn’t worth the squeeze of staying. He should go now


Bama will have a different cooardinator next year. It is very likely you would see that change. Saban was a little annoyed this year with how little they ran the ball in some games.
 

Root4GT

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You can't discount his receiving either
2022 42 378 3 tds
2021 36 470 2tds

His production stayed roughly the same but Unlike here, he will be bowling and will have got a much larger set of eyes on him.

He also likely stays one more year at bama for a shot at a natty.
If he is a top 100 pick he is gone. As said earlier RBs have very short playing careers for a reason. Gibbs isn't going to get better playing college football.
 

jgtengineer

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If he is a top 100 pick he is gone. As said earlier RBs have very short playing careers for a reason. Gibbs isn't going to get better playing college football.

Maybe, but if he's looking at a shot at a heisman and a natty + bama 7 figure NIL deal for being the starting RB its a different decision than it was in the past. Don't forget that trophy comes with some pretty lucrative advertising deals.
 

Root4GT

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Maybe, but if he's looking at a shot at a heisman and a natty + bama 7 figure NIL deal for being the starting RB its a different decision than it was in the past. Don't forget that trophy comes with some pretty lucrative advertising deals.
Very few RBs win the Heisman Trophy. Most RBs share the carries now. QBs nearly have a lock on the Trophy. Big money comes from the 2nd NFL contract.
 
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