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COLUMN: Even if Tanner Mordecai is the guy, SMU shouldn’t worry about old-school redshirt traditions with Preston Stone

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas — So, Tanner Mordecai is your guy now, right?

Seven touchdowns. School record. 56-9 win. That just about wraps it up.

My take? So what.

The most interesting part of Saturday’s drum beating of Abilene Christian — a program who hasn’t seen a winning season in the lowly Western Athletic Conference since 2018 — had nothing to do with Mordecai.

Even he would tell you that. We knew long before Saturday’s seven-touchdown outburst that Mordecai was going to win the job. He was so confident about it that he told reporters we wasn’t worried about the competition.