Clemson ended a 35-year national-title drought with Monday’s win over Alabama, thanks to Georgia-born quarterback Deshaun Watson. If you’re a Georgia fan, you have to be wondering if Watson could’ve ended Georgia’s 36-year drought — the whole “what if a kid who is from Gainesville, Ga., went to college 45 miles away in Athens?” thing.
At one point, it seems Watson may have been wondering the same thing.
In a tweet uncovered from 2012, Watson says then-Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo had some unflattering things to say about his skill set.
This will never not sting. pic.twitter.com/xGkYIcE0Zq
— UGA Football Live (@UGAfootballLive) January 10, 2017
In fairness, Watson already was committed to Clemson at the time of his tweet. In addition, he was the nation’s top-ranked dual-threat quarterback prospect, which meant he was a better fit for Clemson’s offense than Georgia’s pro-style attack. (Watson also was a top-50 prospect overall in the 2014 recruiting cycle.)
Georgia signed Brice Ramsey in 2013 and Jacob Park in 2014. Ramsey has thrown 74 passes in three seasons; Park, a pro-style quarterback, eventually transferred and now is at Iowa State.
Bobo just completed his second season as coach at Colorado State.
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