Three-Point Stance: Midseason All-America team; Bosa's selfish decision
Rivals.com National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell’s thought-provoking Three-Point Stance is here with his mid-season All American team, five of the most disappointing teams in the country and his disgust for Nick Bosa.
1. Midseason All-American team
It’s pretty much the mid-point of the college football season who why not come out with a mid-season All American team? Here it is….
OL – Jonah Williams, Alabama – He’s a dominant pass protector and a road grader in the run game for the top team around.
LB – Josh Allen, Kentucky – Allen is an elite linebacker who does so much for the defense and covers so much ground, he’s a no-brainer for this list.
CB – Julian Love, Notre Dame – Love has been great in solo coverage and is so technically sound, he’s just hard to beat as a cover corner.
CB – Deandre Baker, Georgia – He’s a dynamic athlete who has such great instincts he can make plays on the ball with ease and always seems to be around the football.
S – Deionte Thompson, Alabama – One of the biggest surprises in the country, Thompson always had talent but has taken it to the next level on the field.
S – Grant Delpit, LSU – Delpit is long, athletic and can make plays with ease in the passing game and the running game.
2. I thought you'd be better
There have been many disappointing teams so far this season, but here are my top five led by one from the SEC West.
1. Auburn – I expected so much from Auburn this season especially with Stidham back for another year and they have been an absolute disaster. The offense has been horrendous.
2. Florida State – Some expected FSU to push Clemson a bit in their division but that hasn’t happened and they’ve been lucky to squeak out some of their wins.
3. Wisconsin – Some had them in the playoff at the start of the season and now after losses to BYU and a rout against Michigan they are done with any lofty expectations.
4. Washington – The loss to Auburn is looking very bad right now and they haven’t dominated one good opponent this year. The PAC 12 is done.
5. Nebraska – 0-6 is hard to do these days with easy scheduling. Nebraska has been a disaster on the football field.
3. Nick Bosa, you are not a team player
Nick Bosa bothers me.
Remember, I’m the cranky guy who wants everything to be the same way it was years ago, so my opinion might be a bit skewed. However, when a player announces that they will quit on their team mid-way through the season to focus on the NFL, I can’t help but being enraged.
What about your teammates? What about winning a national title, the goal of every high school football player out there? What about loyalty? Yes, I understand that Bosa is working for free and has millions at stake at the NFL level, but quitting when you could likely play for a team that is undefeated and could make the playoff reeks of selfishness to me.
Football is a team sport and it’s clear Bosa isn’t a team player. Yes he is recovering from a core injury, but by all accounts he could rehab in time to re-join his teammates for a once-in-a-lifetime run at the national title. Instead he’ll be working out early for the NFL Combine and not risking further injury.
Hopefully NFL teams will take this lack of dedication to his teammates in consideration when making their selection, but you and I both know they won’t. Bosa will soon be a millionaire while many of his teammates will go on to regular jobs and perhaps fall short of the title goal they set because of his selfishness.
Good luck in the NFL Nick Bosa, but you lost a fan here.