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I was wondering if there is a current injury report for Alabama? I was listening to 97.3 The Zone in Birmingham this morning and they said QB AJ McCarron has shoulder issues. I also read where he has been playing with an injured throwing shoulder since the third week of the season. He also had minor surgery on the same shoulder last January.
Interesting. Didn't seem to affect him much, though. He had a pretty efficient season and minimized mistakes. Also, Alabama's running game doesn't seem to put the quarterback in many situations where he has to win games.
ND has 3, 300+ pound DL that will be looking to drive it into the grass on the 7th.
He has no "issues". Everybody is playing with some pain somewhere.
Yeah this is the first I've heard of these shoulder issues... Sounds like some bs
Am i the only one who thinks McCarron is enormously overrated? I feel like he is a good QB and manages the game well for Alabama but I really think his O-line makes him look a lot better than he really is. It's similar to Matt Leinert with the weapons he had around him. It showed in the NFL that he wasn't a great QB but just had a great team around him in college.
So don't get me wrong, McCarron is a good QB, but he doesn't strike as a heisman caliber qb like they made out to be before they lost to A&M
But he plays in the SEC!
McCarron is a solid QB who plays behind the best line in college football. Because they run the ball so well he is very effective because teams have to respect the run.
Key to the game will be stopping the run. If Alabama can consistently get 5 to 6 yds a carry we are in trouble.
All season long when teams havent been able to stop the run, McCarron has killed them with the play action pass. One of there top receivers is out for the game I believe with a broken leg but the freshman Cooper is legit
I'm sure it can be debated, but I'm not sure it matters. For his career, he owns a completion rate at better than 60 percent and has just 8 interceptions to 45 touchdowns. He minimizes mistakes, which is really all he needs to do in that offense.
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Very well said, John. Maccarron does make the big throws when they are needed And is not relied upon to be a big playmaker.
His big game experience is valuable.
I hope he is 100 percent healthy.
If our run defense shuts them down it's all academic anyway.
Bama has a legit good rushing game - Lacy & Yeldon can make any qb look good especially when it comes to play action pass situations. I like that McCarron is not very moblie. In looking back I believe that Stanford comes closes to Bama when rushing and I see ND's defense being tested as it was vs Stanford but the key(I believe) isn't on defense but with EG he's a much improved qb now vs what he showed against Stanford. EG/ND moves the chains controling more time the less time Bama's offense has on the field ND's defense will more than hold its own. Another point ND can't give Bama a short field to move on we can't lose the field position strategy. GO IRISH!!
Just planting the seed for an excuse after ND wins.
i agree i cant wait to see our D line get in there and smash that shoulder into the ground im sick of people telling me our D cant stop them we are going to make a statement on the 7th
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