Alabama coach Nick Saban answers AJ McCarron criticizing five-star recruits

Aug 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) and head coach Nick Saban react after defeating the Virginia Tech Hokies in the 2013 Chick-fil-A Kickoff game at the Georgia Dome. Alabama won 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

Former Alabama Crimson Tide QB AJ McCarron has certainly been putting in a lot of work since the college football season–and his college career–ended. But, it’s been the type of work more along the lines of running his mouth to the media, and not working on improving his draft stock, like he probably should be.

Last week, one of his comments that made some waves was when he criticized five-star recruits, more specifically their work ethic.

If you need a refresher, McCarron said this:

 ”It’s a little entitlement, and when they don’t play off the bat, they get a little ticked off and they don’t want to work,” McCarron said.

Recently, his former head coach, Nick Saban, had an answer for the comments, and he alluded to the notion that McCarron may know so much about that subject because that was once him in his office ticked off about playing time at a young age:

“When they were freshmen they had the same issues,” Saban said, referring to McCarron and other Crimson Tide stars. “I remember when AJ came up in my office all upset because he was the third-string quarterback after the first scrimmage. So, you know, sometimes we forget what it’s like to be a teenager.”

You know what they say–it takes one to know one.

Topics: AJ McCarron, Football, Nick Saban

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