David Pollack had a bold comment regarding Alabama football this past week, following the season-ending injury to superstar receiver Jaylen Waddle. The legendary Kirk Herbstreit thinks Pollack is overreacting.
There's no doubt Waddle's injury is a major loss for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide. But many believe Alabama football is still capable of competing for a title. Pollack disagrees.
The college football analyst said last week Saban and the Tide are "done," in regards to competing for a national championship following Waddle's injury. Herbstreit addressed Pollack's comments during ESPN's College GameDay on Saturday morning.
Herbstreit strongly disagrees with the notion Alabama football isn't a national championship contender any longer due to Waddle's injury.
"Earlier this week — on behalf of Alabama fans, you said on our podcast, ‘They’re done.’ That’s what you said," Herbstreit said, via Saturday Down South. “D-O-N-E as far as national championship because of his injury. I disagree with that. I think that Jaylen Waddle is a significant loss. I want to see who this team is. … There’s other weapons. It’s not just (Slade) Bolden. Bolden is not as good as Waddle. But give Steve Sarkisian time to draw up some plays. This does not mean that Alabama is done. It just means that it’s going to be different, and it’s not going to be as explosive. But they’re not done, man.”
We couldn't agree more. Alabama football is nowhere close to being "done."
Jaylen Waddle is one of the best offensive players in the nation. But luckily, he's not a quarterback.
As long as Mac Jones keeps playing at a high level, the Tide are going to be in the national championship hunt.