AJ McCarron commits to Tide

BREAKING: TUBERVILLE PULLS MCCARRON SCHOLARSHIP OFFER…DETAILS TO FOLLOW…(after getting a couple of emails, this little note was intended sarcastically; apologies for not making that clear)


AJ McCarron committed to Alabama Saturday evening. McCarron was wanted by Miami, Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Auburn, West Virginia, Florida State, Purdue (hey, it is an engineering school, they don’t care about a typo…but I fixed it just for the complainer) and Tennessee—he held offers from all those schools, but McCarron picked Alabama.

Rivals.com reported McCarron committed because in his heart he knew UA was headed in the right direction—a direction toward a national championship.

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When I weighted all the positives against each other it wasn’t that close. Alabama had everything I was looking for from football to academics. They were great in every category and I also get to play for the best coaching staff in college football.”

McCarron was heavily courted by Auburn, despite what Phillip Marshall will be writing in the coming days, weeks and months.

The reasons why McCarron picked UA show the snowball effect of Nick Saban’s recruiting efforts. McCarron said last year’s recruiting class got the attention of juniors. Saban was another strong reason; the Alabama head coach made Mobile a priority, and this commitment is another success story.

McCarron and other players are building relationships with Saban. The recruits all say the same things: Nick Saban is a friend. McCarron said he had a “special” relationship with Saban, according to media reports.

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  1. 1
    API_Barnie

    THIS GUY SUX!!! U BAMMERZ ARE SO DELYOUSONAL!!! TOMMY TUBBBERVELLE WILL WIN THE NASHIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2007… I MEAN 2008!!! API WILL OWN ALABAMMER FOR THE NEXT 9-GAZILLION YEARS. TOMMY TUBERVILLE KNOWS HOW TO PROPERLY EVALUATE TALENT. HE’Z DONE SO SINCE HE BEEN AT OLE MISS. THIS GUY AIN’T GONNA BE NUTHIN AT ALABAMMER. JUST LIKE HULIO JONEZ AND THE REST OF THOSE SUCKY ASS GOONS THEY RECRUITED. TUBERVILLE WILL RIP ASS WITH HIS RECRUITING CLASS. SEE TECHNICALLY, HIS RECRUITS WERE BETTER CAUSE HE GOT ALL THE ONES HE WANTED. HE DIDNT REALLY WANT THOSE THAT COMMITED TO ALABAMMER OVER ALABAMMER TECH.

    ALABAMMER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE WILL RULE THE WORLD ONE DAY, STARTIN AT ONE COW PASTURE AT A TIME!!

    WHORE DAMME IGHUL HAY!! SEX IN A ROW!! U CAN’T TEACH THAT!!

  2. 2
    Kevin

    Wow, APIBarnie — that’s about the most literate post I’ve seen a bamzo make yet. Congrats on that grand achievement. I’m sure your Uncle/Daddy Cletus will be proud.

    As for McCarron — Once again, until he does something on the field — like say, help end that losing streak to Miss. State — this is no biggie.

    The good news for bamzos is that you can play again at Legion Field next year — that Papajohns.com Bowl has UAT written all over it.

    And where’s “Purude,” by the way?

  3. 3
    capstonereport

    Fixed it just for you.

    Besides, it was an engineering school. I doubt they would care about a typo anyway….

    And keep that head in the sand Kevin. That kind of thinking led to our losing streak…and your teams nine game skid. Keep enabling Tommy’s duck hunting habit!

  4. 4
    BamaFanInNYC

    “BREAKING: TUBERVILLE PULLS MCCARRON SCHOLARSHIP OFFER…DETAILS TO FOLLOW…”

    So, did the “master recruiting evaluator” aka Tommy Tuberville aka master duck hunter aka the ALABAMA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE FOOTBALL COACH find some sort of “flaw” in this kid’s ability?

    We all know he gets only what he wants, and if he didn’t want this guy, then there was something drastically wrong…

    Or could it be he surrendered to avoid the humiliation of knowing another top-tier recruit chose Alabama over the second rate school in West Opelika aka the magical city known as Aubarn in advance?

  5. 5
    Tommy_Tuberville

    Awburn fans, never fear, this ain’t my first rodeo. I’ve been in this position before at Tech where I was one-upped in recruiting by Alabama, and even though I got my ass kicked twice, and struggled to beat a 3-9 team by three field goals, I still managed to gain the upper hand in recruiting and I silenced the delusional bammers by defeating them six* consecutive times.

    Just because they’re back to where they were when I first came to Awfarm from good ole, Ole Miss, doesn’t mean they’ll beat me on the field like they’re doing in recruiting. I know what I see in these kids that I’m rounding up like the students do those bulls at rodeos here in Opelika. I see a gift that no one else can see. I ain’t the same Tuberville I was when I first came to Tech. Things have changed and I’m so superior now, even Superman wears my pj’s.

    I recruit who I want, when I want, and how I want. Nick Saban can give me one hell of a gunfight all he wants, but I’ll definitely be the last man standing come gameday.

    It’s definitely been a toad strangler, but I will reign supreme and I will master the SEC with all this Tuberville talent I’m roundin’ up. Look for us to win the BCS Championship in 2008. For as long as I’m a livin’, I’m a winnin’. Fact…

  6. 6
    Phillip_Fulmer

    Wait just a tick, Tommy Tuberville on an Alabama forum? This doesn’t sound right… I’m reporting this to the NCAA immediately!

  7. 7
    TiderInsider

    Kevin,

    You simply must end the futile and feeble insults because I’m going to laugh to my body’s capable humor limit when Mississippi State hangs number 2 on your ever so beloved Aubarn Cowgirls this year and when Alabama wins the first of 10, possibly 15 to come.

  8. 8
    Coach Tony Franklin

    Yep I am right there with you TommyTubby.
    We got my TonyFranklinSystem.com system in place and we dont even need none of them thar 4 and five star players, NoSiree….Just give me anyone, dont matter, infants, the elderly, cripples and by the time they get done with my (un)patented system we’ll go out and win that Super Bowl.
    Why one time I helped a school for the blind win the state chmpionship in Idaho.
    I’m Tony Franklin, Damnit!!!

  9. 9
    Coach Tony Franklin

    I cant believe this here ignernt bunch of Bammers cant see that Auburn is the way of the future. Why I am already writing a book about it. Didnt ya’ll know I am a pulitzer prize winning novelist? I’m Tony Franklin DAMNIT!!!
    I dont need fancy schmancy facilities, Big budgets, or even soap and water to get the job done. I am Tony Franklin Damnit!!!

  10. 10
    Coach Tony Franklin

    I aint done yet!!!!
    “Fourth Down and life to go…”!!!
    You can get it on ebay, or order it at Barnes and Noble. Or get my world famous offense @ TonyFranklinSystem.com I’m Tony Franklin DAMNIT!!!

  11. 11
    Matt

    Auburn hasn’t been interested in McCarron since they changed offensive philosophies. He doesn’t fit into the new system, plain and simple. If you don’t believe that, you’re just kidding yourself.

  12. 12
    AlBorges

    SCREW YOU TONY FRANKLIN!!!!

    PS: GET IN MY BELLY!!!

    PSS: I’m also a pulizer prize winning novelist myself on how to lose 3,000lbs WITHOUT the helping hand of a Wire Road crackhead!! STICK THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT!!

  13. 13
    Kevin

    Hey Capstone:

    Are all of your UAT fan posters either alcoholics or head injury victims, or is that just a recent trend?

  14. 14
    mike

    First, McCarron is a very good qb and a great commit for Bammer….Congrats!!!

    Second, McCarron was heavily courted by Auburn when Borges was still the OC. Recruitment of McCarron ended when TF came to the Plains…mainly because of 4.8 speed and mobility concerns.

    Once again, Congrats on the committment!!

  15. 15
    Coach Tony Franklin

    thats right MiKe! Auburn was recruiting McCarron when he was in 10TH GRADE. (But dont tell anyone else or the NCAA might put us on probation again. They dont know we were contacting recruits a full year before they are supposed to be contacted!)
    Anyway. My publisher says I need to boost book sales or they might not print my new book “Tommy T is a Moron”(and I am the real brains behind the Auburn machine.)” So buy my stuff…Dont you know I’m Tony Franklin!!!
    By the way ther Mikey, I still had the offer on the table for A.J. but I told him he would have to play behind Todd for at least 5 years……..

  16. 16
    mike

    TiderInsider-

    Your going to laugh when MSU hangs what # on Auburn?

    BamaFanin NYC-

    I swore that I wasn’t going to get into a war of words with lesser people again, BUT are you a freaking moron? Or are you just retarded? Seriously, could you see McCarron running the spread? He has a great arm and is a very smart qb on the hs level, but speed demon he is NOT!!!

  17. 17
    mike

    Dear Coach TF-

    Please stick to coaching because your postings make you look like an idiot!!!

    By the way coach, “there” has an “E” on the end….unless you are Nelly!!!

  18. 18
    Coach Tony Franklin

    Mike.
    I ‘m Tony Franklin Damnit! I am the original super genius!
    I you dont believe it, just go to TheTonyFranklinSystem.com and read some of MY testomonials!
    Or just read my book! I am bigger than Hemmingway! I’m Tony Franklin Damnit!
    I am an offensive Guru/intellectual author! (And dont tell anybody but I think Borge’s ol’ lady is hot for me….. Because I am a also a LOVE MACHINE!

    P.S. If I find out who keeps putting bars of soap and mouthwash in my desk, car and mailbox I WILL HAVE YOU RUN OUT OF LEE COUNTY! I’m Tony Franklin!……………………………Damnit!

  19. 19
    Coach Tony Franklin

    P.S.
    “4th down and life to go” Buy it Today!

    P.P.S. I fart in your general direction Borges!!!

  20. 20
    tsmonk

    “First, McCarron is a very good qb and a great commit for Bammer….Congrats!!!

    Second, McCarron was heavily courted by Auburn when Borges was still the OC. Recruitment of McCarron ended when TF came to the Plains…mainly because of 4.8 speed and mobility concerns.

    Once again, Congrats on the committment!!”

    Oh, please. Rivals shows AU having at least 10 pro-style QB’s on their recruiting wish-list. I’m sure they’ve all got 4.5 times?

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