Nick Saban was singing the praises of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron on with “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on ESPN radio today. And according to the coach, his signal-caller will get more chances to shines this fall:
“AJ McCarron is the kind of quarterback that you can put the game in his hands. I really feel like we need to be a more explosive team in the passing game.”
Last season, McCarron completed nearly 67% of his passes and had a 16-5 touchdown-to-interception ratio as he led the Crimson Tide to the BCS title. However, with a strong running game in place, McCarron never threw for more than 284 yards in any single game. In fact, he threw for less than 200 yards in seven of Bama’s 13 contests.
On a sidenote, Saban also said that believes the FBS level of college football should be cut down to 60-70 teams with those teams playing each other. He also pushed once more for the SEC to go to a nine-game football schedule. (Bravo.)