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*A veteran quarterback can only help an offensive line replacing at least two starters (with three being the likely number of departures). McCarron's ability to get the UA offense out of bad plays and into good ones will be critical in 2013, especially early in the season.
*His return will provide needed time for his successor, whoever that may be, to develop. Let's face it, if McCarron left after this season, Alabama wouldn't be in a good place at the quarterback spot. With McCarron coming back for another season, the gap between himself and the next guy will be bridged quite nicely.
*Texas A&M moves from a November game to early September in 2013. College Station wouldn't have been the ideal setting for a first SEC road start for McCarron's successor.
*Combine McCarron with a receiving corps that will likely rank as the best in UA history and points should follow. And that's before you factor in a running game that will do more than just keep opposing defenses honest.
*As much as anything, continuity at the quarterback position has keyed Alabama's championship run since 2008. With McCarron back, UA will enter the 2013 season having used just three starters in the Saban era.
This post was edited by Travis Reier 16 months ago
Huge. Could he become the only qb ever with 4 natty rings (3 as a starter)?
Just a huge, huge get for a team transitioning on the oline like they will be
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And he should be able to go into the record books as Alabamas most prolific passer which will be a great achievement for him
Excellent points. We're poised for another great year. Our D should be pretty stout too!
He has only won 1 as a starter (last year). He can become first Alabama starting QB to win 2 rings.
He can certainly establish a legacy as an Alabama quarterback that will be difficult to surpass. Long-term, I think there's more value for him being a three-year starter for UA than being a two-year starter and a second or third round draft pick. He'll be very marketable in the state for a long, long time.
Doesn't he know Cns is going to Cleveland? :)
But he is about to win his 2nd, and WILL win his 3rd next season.
He will pretty much shatter all the records. & it they would be hard to break as well. Unless we have another guy play that many years at qb.
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He's including that he was on the team in 09 vs Texas.
Excellent point.....thinking LONG-term.
Happy and relieved he will be back. But I won't start with what he can achieve next year til January 8th. Next year is irrelevant until that date arrives. Not being a jerk, just don't wanna get cocky or ahead of ourselves because if we aren't ready to play, we will have a challenge on Jan 7
Agree with all points.
the 1st point being most critical. 3 new starters on the line & a new QB would have been very tough regardless of the talent at the skill positions.
All great points Travis, wise decision by Aj imo.
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