Former Alabama QB AJ McCarron is making the rounds at the Super Bowl, talking about himself, his girlfriend and his Crimson Tide career. In an interview with Jim Rome on CBS Sports Radio, McCarron put some of the blame of the Tide's losses on the younger players because they didn't "buy in" to the Tide's mission. Per CBS Sports...
quote:Then on Thursday, McCarron was interviewed by the NFL Network’s Scott Hanson, where he threw a little zinger at Brent Musburger during this 4 minute interview, when asked if he had a picture of girlfriend Katherine Webb, McCarron responded, “If I don’t, I’m sure Brent Musburger does.” You can watch it here...
"Myself and 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 told The Jim Rome Show. "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."
"We had a lot of young guys," said McCarron. "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 told Rome it wasn't complacency that derailed the Tide's title run, but the "entitlement" that comes with a five-star recruiting rating.
“I think that's one of the things that is wrong with recruiting out of high school,” said McCarron. “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.”
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