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Fact or Fiction: Scott Frost, Alabama Recruiting, Kirk Ferentz

Fact or Fiction - Scott Frost

Fact or Fiction - Scott Frost

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In today’s Fact or Fiction, I look at three big recent topics in college football and decide whether the statement is indeed FACT or if it’s FICTION.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Fact or Fiction:

Scott Frost has conceded his fate

Farrell’s take: FICTION

A lot has been made about the demeanor of Scott Frost at Big Ten Media Days as he allowed an uncomfortable silence to fill the room instead of making opening remarks about Nebraska football and the season ahead. And who cares? Some read into it as an odd circumstance and a lack of enthusiasm. I look at it as a pissed off and embarrassed coach coming off a 3-9 season where he was forced to make changes on the coaching staff and he’s tired of all the talk. He wants to get down to business. And that’s the right approach. Honestly if I heard opening statements about how close Nebraska was to being a winning team and how they will turn close losses into wins this season I’d probably be more concerned. Just ask me your questions and let’s play. That’s how I see it and I like it.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

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Fact or Fiction:

Alabama owns the state of Georgia

Farrell’s take: FACT

For this recruiting cycle at least they do. With S Caleb Downs joining RB Justice Haynes and QB Dylan Lonergan in this Alabama class, Nick Saban has done well in Georgia so far — very well. I don’t have all three in my top five in the state as others do but I do have Alabama with as many top 10 Georgia recruits as UGA this cycle and the higher ranked trip to boot. That’s impressive.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

Fact or Fiction:

Kirk Ferentz is right about college football being “in a really precarious state”

Farrell’s take: FICTION

I love Ferentz and I like the Iowa program. He’s old school and has been around since I started covering this sport 24 years ago. And yes we all want to think that college football is in a “precarious state”. But it’s in flux and that’s all. As an old school guy myself I don’t like what I see in college football these days because it’s new to me. But it won’t be new for long and soon I will get used to unlimited transfers, players getting paid and super conferences. And the reward will hopefully be an expanded playoff and more of a chance for teams like Iowa to break through and play real games at the end of the season. The Outback Bowl is nice and all but real playoff games are coming and that’s going to be a lot of fun for Iowa fans.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]