ESPN’s Greg McElroy says Kayvon Thibodeaux should take the IQ test after commenting on education in Alabama

ESPN analyst Greg McElroy did not take Kayvon Thibodeaux’s thoughts on education at the University of Alabama very kindly.

During an interview at the National Championship match, Thibodeaux said there was “stigma” – although he meant stigma – around football players “stupid athletes” and stigma about education in Alabama, and said he feared that if he left there he wasn’t sure if his title meant anything.

In “McElroy and Cubelic in the Morning,” McElroy, an Alabama graduate, denied his claim, first challenged him for his use of “stigmatism” at the expense of stigma, and said he “sounds like a stupid athlete.”

“I don’t understand why he felt the need to cut down Alabama,” McElroy said in his radio show with Cole Cubelic. “And as a person who has always taken his academic situation very seriously, I will follow him with this – if he wants to take the IQ test, I am available. If he wants to take the Wonderlic test, I am available. As a proud graduate with several Alabama degrees I will compare my title with any day of the week. “

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Thibodeaux was interviewed with Joel Klatt of Fox during Monday’s College Football Playoff Championship and was asked why he chose Oregon over Crimson Tide. He said education in Alabama “is not on the West Coast.”

He was also asked if he knew all the recruitment courses in Alabama had won the title, and Thibodeaux said that while important, he said, “I hope everyone still has a job and such.”

Thibodeaux will almost certainly not have to worry too much about his job after college, as he is currently considered one of the top two, if not prospect No. 1, in the NFL 2022 draft class.

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“People don’t realize that football is an American sport. So no matter how great Alabama is, you only play football in America, Canada and a few other places,” Thibodeaux told Klatt. “But a brand like Nike, I think, was like what brand associations I want to be tied to? I already hate the stigma of football players who are stupid athletes. Do you know the stigma of education in Alabama? It’s not the West Coast. It’s not Harvard.”

Thibodeaux also said he didn’t like Saban telling the athletes that he would say when they were ready to play, as opposed to when players believed they were ready.

Thibodeaux also later seemed to push back on Twitter those who correct him for using “stigmatism” before “stigma.”

McElroy explained that when he was recruited, he had offers from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Duke, Stanford, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and most Ivy League schools. In 2010, when McElroy was a senior in Alabama, he was a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, which is awarded to 102 graduate students who want to attend Oxford University.

McElroy graduated as a college student in three years and earned a 3.85 GPA in business marketing, which earned him a magna cum laude. In the NFL team, he won 43 in the Wonderlic test, a test similar to the IQ test used by NFL scouts to test the cleverness of athletes in the draft. Ryan Fitzpatrick has the highest score ever from a quarterback with 48, while bookmaker Pat McInally is the only known player with a perfect score of 50.

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“I’m just really offended, man,” McElroy said. “Really. I don’t care. Don’t go. If you think so little of us, don’t go. Well, because I know people who live in this state. I chose Alabama because I love Alabama.

“If you don’t want to see Alabama because of the size it can potentially give you, it’s up to you. You’re losing it.”


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