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#pounditFriday, January 22, 2021

Alabama Twitter account takes shot at Bo Nix over Mac Jones comments

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The Alabama Crimson Tide are rubbing salt in the wound after their big Iron Bowl win.

Alabama football’s official account tweeted a graphic Monday that was a pretty obvious shot at Auburn quarterback Bo Nix. Nix had praised Alabama counterpart Mac Jones, saying Jones “does a great job managing the game.” Some Alabama players viewed this as a slight against Jones, as if Nix was essentially belittling Jones as a simple “game manager.”

Alabama’s Twitter account leaned into that Monday. It posted a graphic of Jones with the caption “No Coach, but we still managed.” The graphic itself featured the words “Manager Material” above a picture of Jones. Just in case it wasn’t obvious enough, the people in the background behind Jones were blurred out — except for Nix.

Brutal. Nix probably didn’t even mean it as a criticism, but in a rivalry like this, just about anything can be twisted into bulletin board material. And the Tigers can hardly complain — they’ve done the same things when they come out on top.

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