Around the Web: Tarkenton vs. McCarron, Razorbacks vs. Tide

hunter fordAlabama is looking to regain some confidence after its loss to Ole Miss last week, and Arkansas is looking for its first SEC win of the Bret Bielema era after coming tantalizingly close in an overtime loss to Texas A&M.

Former University of Miami, University of North Carolina, and Cleveland Browns coach Butch Davis, a former Arkansas player, recently gave an extensive interview breaking down his observations on the Tide-Razorbacks match-up .  It’s pretty good stuff and worth a watch.

I feel bad for one of the most beloved Alabama players of all time, who is struggling in his NFL career, and generating publicity of a dubious kind off the field.

Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron started a firestorm when he claimed Alabama lacks leadership on offense.

Poor AJ has been a source of controversy several times since his playing days ended.  In this case a well-known columnist has his back while a former SEC and NFL quarterback ripped him a new one.

McCarron’s comments were blown way out of proportion according to Kevin Scarbinsky .

Nick Saban, who was fairly tactful, didn’t get too worked up, but didn’t agree with McCarron

But, McCarron’s statements raised the ire of 74-year-old NFL Hall of Fame QB Fran Tarkenton, who dissed McCarron’s playing ability and loyalty to his old coach and school.   Tarkenton, a former Georgia quarterback, basically called McCarron an average quarterback who was lucky to play at Alabama, and who should STFU and be thankful to Nick Saban “for the rest of his life.”

Hey McCarron! I made the league and I was on TV's "That's Incredible!"  STFU!
I made the league and I was on TV’s “That’s Incredible!”





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  1. 1

    in all honesty, Coach Saban and the team should thank A J.

    the sports media and talking heads have gone from ‘Alabama loses, dynasty over’ to ‘former QB disses his old coach’.

    think about it, he’s actually put the hated Nick Saban in a sympathetic light in the sports media complex.

    and Coach Saban sure didn’t act real upset about it.

    if i didn’t know better……….

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    The Conduit

    AJ represents Alabama the same way Alabama asks him to. It’s a shame people don’t understand what that means. Then again, is it any surprise that those people are fans of schools with far less success? I don’t think so.

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    Aubie’s Mushmouf Marshall is under investigation now that numerous autographed helmets have surfaced for sale on E-bay signed with an “X”

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    Auburn Fan

    Laugh all u want. U guys beat Arkansas by 1. That’s right 1. We got beat by the number 1 team in the country. At there house.

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    Last time i checked a 1 point win went into the win collumn just as nicely as a 50 point win! Thanks for the math lesson though! We know how unfamiliar you barnturds are with the #1 so we understand the struggle with that number is real for yall! Keep it down home cuz!

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      That whole “compare the scores” game doesn’t work in High School, College, or the NFL. Not only that, Army moved the ball at will against AU until the 4th QTR

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    Hunter Ford

    Alabama is in better position to recover from its SEC loss than Auburn. Ole Miss must lose twice for Alabama to pass the Rebels. Ole Miss has Tenn, LSU, Auburn and Miss State left to play. Alabama fans will need to pull for Auburn to beat the Rebels. Most likely scenario in my opinion is Ole Miss loses to Auburn and Miss State

    I don’t see Miss State losing twice but if Alabama can “upset” Miss State and if Tide doesn’t lose another SEC game Alabama could make it to Atlanta

    Miss State at #1?? Never thought I would see that

    • 12

      “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
      and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
      and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together;……”

      it’s a sign of the apocalypse, Hunter. it’s biblical.

      • 13
        Hunter Ford


        Mississippi State NUMERO UNO and Ole Miss not far behind Biblical indeed! Watch out for locusts

        raining frogs etc. Don’t think the frogs are in the Good Book but nothing will shock me anymore

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    Last time i checked a 24 pt win counted the same as a 1pt win! Also bama never trailed ole miss until late in the 4th! How long did the barnturds lead saturday again? By your logic as long as awbarn beats someone by more points then they (da barn)are the superior team! Guess the iron bowl last year doesnt count then since LSU popped that ass for awbarn and then Bama trounced LSU…thanks for clearing that up i knew that cow shit miracle was just an illusion! also heres a tough question… Ever seen a team storm the field and tear down the goal posts after beating awbarn?…,, Me neither!

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    Hunter Ford

    I like Sims. He has a great backstory he has worked hard academically ad athletically. But, he another poor performance and was very, very fortunate that Ole Mis dropped so many interceptions what like four? five?

    Don’t know if Coker would have done better, and we won the game. Running game needs to do better and take some pressure off QB

    • 18

      right now, offensively, this is all about a first year starter at QB and a redshirt freshman inserted at center. Sims doesn’t trust his center as was evidenced by their failure to convert the short yardage first down on the QB sneak in the fourth.

      the offensive line is just a mess. it wasn’t great before kelly was hurt and now it’s just bad. how many times in the last two games have we seen runs up the middle bounce out because there’s no hole??

      our secondary is horrible.

      and special teams???? (frankly, jake scott is probably THE most effective player on the entire team)

      if we don’t get another lucky break the rest of the season, look back to this game.

      we used them all up in fayetteville.

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        #1 Tide Fan

        Agree finebammer!!, but I sense something else is wrong with the team as a whole. That q-back play should have been a simply put your head down and follow the center forward. BS tried to jump over the line at least it appeared that way to me. Anyway that was the sloppiest effort I have ever seen a team play and still win. They had better get it together before this coming Saturday….but Bama wins again anyway….. RTR

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