Alabama Crimson Tide QB AJ McCarron may not be finishing out his career the way he wanted to by playing for his third consectuive national championship, but that doesn’t stop him from believing that he and his team are still the best in the country, and he wants to prove that in the Sugar Bowl.
In speaking to the media about the upcoming match up against the Oklahoma Sooners in New Orleans, McCarron made it a point to point out his team’s accomplishments, and why they still warrant his squad being considered as the best:
“It’s only right we finish out on top,” said quarterback AJ McCarron, who was especially loose in his interview. “We still have a chance for a 12-win season, Sugar Bowl championship, which is huge. It’s a BCS bowl. Not a lot of teams in Alabama history have won 12 games.”
He went on to elaborate even further by referencing the fact that many would still have the Tide favored over both BCS National Championship Game participants, Auburn and Florida State:
“Not only that, I saw something someone sent me, that Vegas said if we played Florida State or Auburn again we’d still be favored in points,” McCarron said. “So we have a chance to show the country we are the best team. We might not win the national championship, but we can have everyone talking about us more than the national championship team. And that’s happened in the past.