I would be shocked if Nico was the starter. Yes he most certainly has the “it” factor. But many QBs, especially in the SEC, have had it as well. Nico is definitely an impressive QB. But being impressive in high school is one thing. Coming into the toughest conference in college football and starting right off the bat is another.
Now maybe he spells Milton because of an injury and takes over the job like Trevor Lawrence did. But even then, it’s risky. I think he will RS and get a good bit more time with Heupel and Halze and be ready for 2024.
8:08 p.m.: Nico’s younger brother, Madden Iamaleava, is Warren’s backup and comes into the game. 8:06 p.m.: Serra punts after a quick 3 and out. Iamaleava is late hit while sliding and is down. He walks off under his own power.