Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron will go down in history as one of the most successful quarterbacks in the history of the SEC.
There’s a good chance he will be the starting quarterback on three national championship teams.
The success that McCarron’s had is what makes him being offended by Butch Jones calling Alabama the “red team” so surprising.
Jones referred to Alabama as the red team throughout practice last week in order to prepare his team for Alabama.
McCarron thought Jones was saying that Alabama didn’t deserve to be called Alabama.
His logic makes absolutely no sense. I literally have no idea how he garnered that Butch Jones was in any way trying to disrespect Alabama.
Here’s what Jones had to say when asked about McCarron’s response.
To be honest with you, I don’t know. It’s really out of respect, but I think Alabama’s built such a great reputation and very deservingly so, that I think when you go play Alabama, the name Alabama gives them fourteen points already because of the respect that people have. I said it last week ad I’ll continue to say it. I respect their football program and what they’ve done as much or more than anyone in the country. I have to prepare our football team and it’s part of them understanding that it’s a great rivalry.
Anyone that has kept up with Butch Jones, even the slightest bit, knows that is just not how he operates.
Jones is extremely well respected by his peers, including McCarron’s coach Nick Saban.
Maybe next time McCarron will do his homework.