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Mr. Laz
12-12-2012, 04:33 PM
AJ McCarron staying for senior season at Alabama

Posted: Dec 12, 2012 4:15 PM CST
Updated: Dec 12, 2012 4:15 PM CST
By WBRC Staff - email

Alabama holds off Georgia 32-28, advances to Miami

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -
The Crimson Tide's quarterback AJ McCarron will be back for another season, the university's athletic department announced today.

Alabama Athletics Communications issued the following statement about McCarron's decision:

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron announced on Wednesday that he would return for his senior season to play for the Crimson Tide in 2013.

"I had many goals for myself when I came to the University of Alabama," McCarron said. "I have been lucky enough to achieve some of those goals, but some are still ahead of me. There were many factors in my decision to return to Alabama for my senior year but, after talking with my family and coaches, I knew it was the right choice for me.

"I love the University of Alabama, my coaches, my teammates and our fans. I am excited to have the opportunity to play with my brother (sophomore tight end Corey McCarron), continue to grow as a leader, continue to help our team win football games and develop even further as a quarterback. The NFL has long been a dream, but I think another year at Alabama can only help my chances of being successful at the next level."

McCarron, a native of Mobile, Ala., leads the nation in passing efficiency heading into the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game. His 26 touchdowns in 2012 set the Tide's single-season record as McCarron passed for 2,669 yards with only three interceptions. McCarron's 45 career touchdown passes ranks second in program history while his 24 wins are tied for fifth and his .923 winning percentage as a starter is second among UA quarterbacks.

"We are pleased that AJ has decided to return for his senior year next season," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. "He's done a great job for us and has really grown, not only as a quarterback and a player, but as a leader of our team. Like I've said before, we want to help our players make sound decisions when it comes to what is best for their future. Our goal at Alabama is to help our guys develop a career off the field by graduating, become the best football players they can be during their time here, and try to win a championship while preparing them for the possibility of playing in the NFL.

"AJ has great support from his family and the people around him. He showed very good maturity in looking at all of the factors and making an informed decision on his future. He has a chance to add to what he has already accomplished here while also better preparing himself for the next level. We're excited to have him back for his senior season."

The Crimson Tide will begin practice for the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game against Notre Dame on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The Discover BCS Championship Game will be played on Jan. 7, 2013, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

For more information on Alabama Football, follow the Tide on Twitter @AlabamaFTBL and like the team on Facebook at AlabamaFTBL.

Count Alex's Losses
12-12-2012, 04:33 PM
"you're a 5th round pick"

"OK, I'll play another year"

Dayze
12-12-2012, 04:34 PM
nice. Probably better for him. He'll be in a much better position next year to get drafted.

Mr. Laz
12-12-2012, 04:36 PM
"you're a 5th round pick"

"OK, I'll play another year"
basically

Nightfyre
12-12-2012, 04:37 PM
I think McCarron would go a lot higher than most of you give him credit for.

Dayze
12-12-2012, 04:43 PM
I think he would go late 2nd, early 3rd.

durtyrute
12-12-2012, 04:45 PM
I think McCarron would go a lot higher than most of you give him credit for.

This!

Molitoth
12-12-2012, 04:47 PM
"you're a 5th round pick"

"OK, I'll play another year"

lol

Dayze
12-12-2012, 04:49 PM
if he can put together another year like this one, he'll move up considerbaly. not to the 'franchise' QB spots, but he could definitely help himself out.

CoMoChief
12-12-2012, 04:50 PM
THey will crush Notre Dame....he'll end up winning 3 national titles, because i can't see how Bama won't be a national title contender next season with the group they have coming in.

Dayze
12-12-2012, 04:52 PM
2011 2669 yds; 66.8%; YPA 9.3; 26TD; 3 INTs ;
2010 2634yds; 65.8%; YPA 8.03; 16TD; 5 INT

Chocolate Hog
12-12-2012, 05:03 PM
2011 2669 yds; 66.8%; YPA 9.3; 26TD; 3 INTs ;
2010 2634yds; 65.8%; YPA 8.03; 16TD; 5 INT

Greg McElroy 17 td 4 int
20 td 5 int


The guy was a 7th round pick. McCarron is probably a 5-7th round pick too.

Chief_For_Life58
12-12-2012, 05:10 PM
why would he leave? stay and be a bama legend instead of riding the bills practice squad or worse, be the backup for the chiefs

Nightfyre
12-12-2012, 05:12 PM
Greg McElroy 17 td 4 int
20 td 5 int


The guy was a 7th round pick. McCarron is probably a 5-7th round pick too.

Puhlease. Apples and oranges.

Chief Roundup
12-12-2012, 05:13 PM
I am sure the people in Alabama would see this as news. But to anyone else this was a foregone conclussion.

Flachief58
12-12-2012, 05:14 PM
"you're a 5th round pick"

"OK, I'll play another year"

Or

"The Chiefs are showing interest in you"

" Fuck that, I'm staying in School"

SNR
12-12-2012, 05:28 PM
Or

"The Chiefs are showing interest in you"

" Fuck that, I'm staying in School"
If it's Pioli's crew, McCarron is probably the only QB they've scouted so far

Saul Good
12-12-2012, 07:36 PM
"you're a 5th round pick"

"OK, I'll play another year"

Dude would likely be the second QB taken this year.

dirk digler
12-12-2012, 07:38 PM
why would he leave? stay and be a bama legend instead of riding the bills practice squad or worse, be the backup for the chiefs

LMAO

keg in kc
12-12-2012, 07:43 PM
Whew, disaster averted one more year.

Count Alex's Losses
12-12-2012, 07:50 PM
Dude would likely be the second QB taken this year.

No. LMAO

He's a mid round pick at best.

Saul Good
12-12-2012, 08:12 PM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1408022-breaking-down-aj-mccarrons-nfl-potential-draft-stock

Dayze
12-12-2012, 08:19 PM
he's not a jump in immediate starter QB etc, but he would be more than a capable backup and depending on the team could be a starter after a few years. A team with a pro-style /balanced offense he'd be fine. He has good play action; he's accurate; he's clutch doesn't panic. He leads; he's firery; very good arm, accurate. Responsible with the ball. makes good decisions.
Got a good build for a QB; is capable of extending plays, and has a little speed. not break out a 50yd run, but can elude and get to the edge/1st down marker. Smart

Mom is a MILF

He's done a good job despite having a true freshman at WR and basically no real TE that makes people worry.
Cons - if forced to pass all game he can struggle
weight; needs to gain about 10-15lbs.

i haven' paid all the much attention to his footwork but he has good pocket presence.
but If I'm him, I'm staying at 'Bama; he would be a legend there. I'm a huge Bama fan, BTW.

BourbonMan
12-12-2012, 08:37 PM
I think McCarron would go a lot higher than most of you give him credit for.

This.

he's not a jump in immediate starter QB etc, but he would be more than a capable backup and depending on the team could be a starter after a few years. A team with a pro-style /balanced offense he'd be fine. He has good play action; he's accurate; he's clutch doesn't panic. He leads; he's firery; very good arm, accurate. Responsible with the ball. makes good decisions.
Got a good build for a QB; is capable of extending plays, and has a little speed. not break out a 50yd run, but can elude and get to the edge/1st down marker. Smart

Mom is a MILF

He's done a good job despite having a true freshman at WR and basically no real TE that makes people worry.
Cons - if forced to pass all game he can struggle
weight; needs to gain about 10-15lbs.

i haven' paid all the much attention to his footwork but he has good pocket presence.
but If I'm him, I'm staying at 'Bama; he would be a legend there. I'm a huge Bama fan, BTW.

he's not a jump in immediate starter QB etc, but he would be more than a capable backup and depending on the team could be a starter after a few years.
Exactly..Getting a QB that can start and make an immediate impact, are hard to find...A team needs to groom QB like this...McCarron is the type of QB I like..come next year he'll probably go #1.

Saul Good
12-12-2012, 08:39 PM
I'd finger his mom with my penis.

SNR
12-12-2012, 08:56 PM
Dude would likely be the second QB taken this year.

You need to overhaul and re-evaluate your football opinions as long as you're in the process of re-evaluating your political opinions.

wazu
12-12-2012, 08:58 PM
Pioli must have been showing interest.

Chief Roundup
12-12-2012, 09:00 PM
I'd finger his mom with my penis.

Damn dude I feel sorry for you if that is all you got.

DJ's left nut
12-12-2012, 09:02 PM
Puhlease. Apples and oranges.

Not really.

McCarron is, at best, a backup at this level. He just isn't very good.

Nightfyre
12-12-2012, 09:05 PM
Not really.

McCarron is, at best, a backup at this level. He just isn't very good.

Based on what? He has adequate tools. He is asked to be a game manager at Alabama until Saban needs him to turn it on. That's a pretty rough task that he handles really well. He is surrounded by talent, though, which limits his exposure.

Rugby Thompson
12-12-2012, 09:05 PM
If it's Pioli's crew, McCarron is probably the only QB they've scouted so far

Lmaao too true, Saban's probably hyping him up to Pioli.

wazu
12-12-2012, 09:07 PM
Based on what? He has adequate tools. He is asked to be a game manager at Alabama until Saban needs him to turn it on. That's a pretty rough task that he handles really well. He is surrounded by talent, though, which limits his exposure.

A game manager with adequate tools, you say?! SIGN ME UP!

Nightfyre
12-12-2012, 09:09 PM
A game manager with adequate tools, you say?! SIGN ME UP!

That is what Saban wants him to be. He certainly could thrive in other systems.

Saul Good
12-12-2012, 09:15 PM
He was one of the top QB recruits in the country, and his offer list was a who's who of programs. He is an above average athlete for a QB, makes good decisions, and can make every throw. His arm isn't great, but it's more than adequate. He's got two years in a pro style offense. He would be no worse than a second rounder, and no QB coming out is a definitively better pro prospect than he is other than Geno.