Trying to reach WHNT News 19? Our phones are down right now, but you can contact us by email here

Saban Defends A.J. McCarron’s Leadership Ability

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The headlines haven't been great for AJ McCarron over the past few days.

Before dropping to the fifth round of the NFL draft, scouts questioned some of his leadership qualities. Then he drew fire for hiscomments about playing hurt and sacrificing to play at Alabama.

His former coach had the chance to respond to some of the recent news before a stop of the Crimson Caravan in Montgomery, according to our news partners at

The talk of McCarron's cockiness caught Nick Saban off guard.

"It does surprise me because he was never that way to me and I think that if you asked a lot of his teammates, they would probably say the same," Saban said. "I think that AJ is a very good person. And regardless of what he ever said to you and whatever way he left you with an impression, if he could do something to help you, he'd be the first person to be there to do it.

To read more of this articles on click here

1 Comment

  • Nuclear Mike

    Since the SEC and the Univ. of Alabama has turned the college players into nothing more than NFL pre-schoolers then all this drama will continue from the now professional ranks of college football players…

Comments are closed.