Data Scout Notes: **2013: MaxwellWinner/UnitasWinner/WCamp1st/HeismanTrophyFinalist/2ndC/HMM/WCampFinalist/ MaxwellFinalist/OBrienFinalist...P3rdC/P2ndM/PWCamp/POBrien/PMaxwell/PUnitas/PManning/TSXPMVP/TSX-PTW... 2012: 2ndC/AP3rd/2ndM/ManningFinalist...PUnitas/P3rdC/P3rdM/PWCamp/POBrien/PMaxwell...2011: NA
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01/31/14 - Alabama's McCarron: Younger players felt entitled...Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron told CBS radio host Jim Rome that some of the younger players on the team did not "buy into" the Crimson Tide's championship mission. Alabama took itself out of contention for a third straight BCS title when it lost to Auburn in the Iron Bowl and then ended its season by falling to Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl. McCarron was part of three Alabama national titles since 2009. After the 2013 disappointment, he is preparing for this year's NFL draft. "Myself and (linebacker) CJ Mosley, we were basically the two leaders of the team and we felt like it was a matter of time before it was coming," McCarron said Thursday. "It's definitely tough to lose, but it kind of shows when you don't have everyone buy into one system, one belief, then sometimes a team is going to struggle."
McCarron said some of the younger players let the team's previous success get to their heads. "We had a lot of young guys," McCarron said. "In the end, success was our killer. Too much success and a lot of young guys coming in who didn't know what it took to get back to that point to win. They thought we'd just show up and we'd win." McCarron said rather than complacency, some of the players were done in by a feeling of entitlement after being highly-touted out of high school.
"I think that's one of the things that is wrong with recruiting out of high school," he said. "You have guys who have never played the game of football rating these guys that they are a 5-star, because they're sitting behind a computer screen watching their highlight film. Well, their highlight film is supposed to be good, the last time I checked. That's the kind of thing that ticks me off about recruiting and when these kids come in and they're 5-stars and they expect to play right off the bat. It's a little entitlement and when they don't play off the bat, they get a little ticked off and they don't want to work." - The Sports Xchange
01/14/14 - Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron will not play in Reese's Senior Bowl...Mobile native and Alabama record-setting quarterback AJ McCarron has decided he will not play in the 2014 Reese's Senior Bowl. McCarron, who has regularly attended the Senior Bowl as a fan since he was a child, was invited to the all-star game after winning 36 times in 40 career starts at Alabama and two BCS national championships.
"I really appreciate being invited to play in the Senior Bowl," McCarron said. "It is quite an honor and something I've dreamed about while growing up in the Mobile area. However, at this time, I'm putting all of my focus and energy into preparing for the NFL Combine, pro day and the rest of the pre-draft evaluation process. Therefore, I won't be taking part in the Senior Bowl." McCarron is the all-time leading passer in Alabama history. In a deep draft class for quarterbacks, McCarron has been projected be various draft observers to be picked as high as the middle of the first round or as late as the third round. McCarron has chosen Todd France as his agent. Among France's previous clients is former Alabama defensive lineman Marcell Dareus. - Randy Kennedy, Alabama Live
12/13/13 - 2013 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: QB AJ McCarron, Alabama, 6-4 214, Sr., Mobile, AL...McCarron, who was also named winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, has quarterbacked two national championship teams and been a part of three, boasting a 36-3 record at The Capstone. His 36 career victories not only stand as the most in Alabama history, but also the third most in the Southeastern Conference.
The Tide signal-caller has thrown for 2,676 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2013, completing 67.6 percent (207-305) of his passes. McCarron ranks eighth nationally in passing efficiency (165.9) and 14th in completion percentage. He set several Alabama records throughout the season, including career passing yards (8,632 yards), total offense (8,625 yards) and career completions (667 passes). - Alabama football
12/13/13 - Saban agrees to new contract at Alabama...Alabama reached an agreement with coach Nick Saban on a multiyear contract extension, the university announced on its Twitter feed Friday night. The extension will ensure that Saban remains the highest-paid coach in college football at more than $5.62 million, CBSSports.com reported. Saban had signed an extension in March that runs through the 2020 season. "Nick Saban and The University of Alabama have concluded a long-term agreement to keep him as head coach of the Tide," the school tweeted Friday night. A formal announcement on the terms of the latest extension is forthcoming, according to the CBSSports.com report.
Saban, 62, is 74-14 in seven years as Alabama coach and has guided his teams to three of the last four national championships. The Crimson Tide, 11-1 this season, play Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2. Rumors have swirled that Saban might be headed for Texas. He repeatedly has denied interest. "I messed with Coach, (saying) he's getting too old to start up again somewhere else," Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron said Thursday night at the college football awards presentation ceremony in Orlando, Fla. "He told me he's not leaving. And I know Miss Terry (Saban's wife) well enough; she runs that house. And she's not allowing Coach to leave either. I think he'll be at the University of Alabama for a little while." The Texas job has yet to open, but coach Mack Brown's status could be in jeopardy after his teams have gone 30-19 the past four seasons. - The Sports Xchange
12/12/13 - 2013 WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALIST: Alabama QB AJ McCarron...McCarron, who won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, has been part of as many national championship teams (3) as career losses with a 36-3 record as Alabama's quarterback, including two as the starting quarterback. McCarron also has seven career victories against top 10 teams. He is completing 67.6 percent of his passes (207-305) this year for 2,676 yards, 26 touchdowns and five interceptions in 2013 while ranking eighth nationally in passing efficiency (165.9) and 14th in completion percentage. - Alabama football