Blake Brockermeyer, Father of Two Crimson Tide OL, Joins The Gary Harris Show
Blake Brockermeyer, analyst for 247Sports and father of Alabama offensive linemen James and Tommy Brockermeyer, joined The Gary Harris Show on Monday to discuss the ever-changing landscape of college football and recap the Crimson Tide's season.
Opening up the conversation, Brockermeyer spoke on rise of the transfer portal, saying, "The game has completely changed. There were so many crazy things happening where some guys would get a waiver to play immediately and then some guys wouldn't. I think the NCAA just wanted to make it easy on everyone," Brockermeyer continued, "It's great for the players to have the flexibility to move around."
When asked whether he believed the transfer process has become too easy for collegiate athletes, Brockermeyer responded, "I think you've got to have some resolve and toughness and some kids will fight it out. Look at Brian Robinson, Jr. and what he went through. He stuck it out and had a great year and added a lot of value to his draft stock this year."
Recapping and breaking down the 2021 Alabama football season, Brockermeyer said, "I think they overachieved. I thought they had a great season. I didn't think it was Alabama's best team that they've had. Bryce Young, I knew, was really good in the spring, but I had no idea he'd be as good as he was. They have a chance to be really good next year, and should be better than they were this year."
Discussing the experience of his two sons in their first season as members of the Crimson Tide, Brockermeyer said, "They loved it. Obviously, they didn't get to play, but they both improved. They've both gotten bigger, faster and stronger. Tommy got tweaked up towards the end of the season, but he's close to getting back. They're both excited about the spring and having a chance to prove their worth to coach Saban and will hopefully be major contributors to the team next year."
The full interview with Blake Brockermeyer can be found here.