Jarrett Stidham, one of the top quarterbacks in the country, started his collegiate career at Baylor before transferring to Auburn and winding up in the SEC. This week, he offered some interesting advice for another quarterback transferring into the conference.
Stidham was at the Manning Passing Academy this past Friday and did a sort of Q&A with the media. AL.com's Matt Zenitz's captured some of the highlights, including an interesting tidbit for incoming LSU signal-caller Joe Burrow.
Stidham was asked what advice he'd give to Burrow, since he himself once transferred into the SEC. Stidham's answer, while likely meant to be benign, raised the eyebrows of Ohio State fans.
"I don't how it was up north, but people down south love their football. That's No. 1. No. 2, the SEC, it's a lot of fun. It's a grind. Every single week, you've got to be on your game. There's no cupcake teams in our league. You're going to get somebody's best every single week, so you've got to be physically and mentally prepared for those types of games and situations."
Ohio State has one of the best fan bases in college football. They might have the most passionate supporters in the game, in fact.
As for Burrow, he's reportedly going to be throw into the mix regarding the starting position. He transferred out of Ohio State using the grad transfer rule after graduating this past May.
College football season kicks off in just over two months.