It’s déjà vu all over again – except the mirror image. For those of you who missed yesterday’s SEC football championship game (and you missed quite a game), Georgia had Alabama down 28-14, beating them on both offense and defense. Alabama’s Heisman contending quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was struggling. Then one of his own players stepped on his ankle, and he was out. Backup quarterback Jalen Hurts had the right mindset to step in, step up, and lead Alabama to a 35-28 win.
This is the mirror image of last year’s college football championship game – also between Georgia and Alabama in which Tagovailoa stepped in for the struggling Hurts, stepped up and led Alabama to the win. I wrote about the important lessons in leadership from that game then, and they are still applicable.