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Alabama and Ole Miss are tied 21-21 at halftime; Bama’s defense has looked about as mediocre as I can remember since Nick Saban set down roots in Tuscaloosa. Ole Miss QB Matt Corral is 11-16 for 148 yards and a touchdown thus far. This morning on SportsCenter, one SEC legend in Tim Tebow compared Corral to another SEC legend in Johnny Manziel.
“Big plays, they’re leading the country,” Tebow said of Corral and the offense, as transcribed by 247. “In two games, they have nine plays over 30 yards. They need to have 13 or 14 after today to get a win against Alabama. This kid’s a baller. He’s underrated. Everybody wanted John Rhys-Plumlee this year, but he has stepped up and scored, scored, scored. Lane Kiffin is dialing up a lot of big-time plays. He’s got poise in the pocket. He’s got deep-field accuracy and he’s got moxie. There’s a ton of Johnny Manziel in this kid. He can make plays. Listen, Johnny Manziel had an amazing upset win against Alabama. Can Matt Corral pull off something like that? If he does, he needs some defensive help.”
Remember, Tebow is talking in the context of Manziel’s collegiate achievements, so this is pretty lofty praise.
What do you think of this comparison?