I noticed Jake used to as well. Seems to have built his speed since he switched styles.
He used to. He now refers back to it as a bad habit and feels that he got his speed and cleanness when he stopped.
That’s what it looked like to me as well.
Although that Texas championship video isn’t too bad, pinky or not. I might have watched it a time or two before…
Looks like he may have been transitioning at this point– you can tell his right hand is wanting to come free.
Also, maybe I need to start doing that between-songs right hand warm up…
Actually for the first little bit he floats and then the second line his pinkie comes down. Also Old Joe Clark he floats.