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CFB Playoffs 2015

QB Blake Sims pulling for Alabama, yet will cheer for Deshaun Watson

Cedric Mason- Touchdown Alabama Magazine

Alabama’s season passing holder is caught in a tough spot.

Former Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims guided the team to its first appearance in the inaugural College Football Playoff in 2014. He tossed for 3,487 passing yards and totaled 35 touchdowns to 10 interception. Alabama did not finish the job last season, but returned to the “Big Dance” this year in hopes to capture its 16th national championship in school history.

Sims earned his playing time and a degree from Alabama (2010-14), yet the Gainesville, Georgia native has a soft spot for Clemson signal-caller Deshaun Watson. He said he is pulling for Alabama to win, but Sims will be cheering for his little brother. Watson, like Sims, is from Gainesville.

Both teams will battle for ultimately supremacy Monday night at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.


Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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