The Alabama Crimson Tide face the Oklahoma Sooners on January 2 in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. And while it’s certainly not the bowl that Alabama was hoping to play in, it will offer Tide fans one more time to see the greatest quarterback in school history.
That quarterback would be AJ McCarron, who has accomplished just about everything that a college quarterback could hope for during his illustrious career. McCarron won a pair of national championships, was a Heisman Trophy finalist, and is dating one of the most beautiful women on the planet, Katherine Webb.
Alabama has a storied history of football, with 15 national titles to its credit. However, during all of that history, no quarterback has ever won more games as a starter for the Tide than McCarron. He also holds several school passing records.
Tide fans hope that McCarron has one win to go in his career. It would be fitting if McCarron needed to produce a game-winning drive to clinch the Sugar Bowl win over Oklahoma, especially if he connected with Amari Cooper or Kevin Norwood on a game-winning touchdown pass.
McCarron is one of those players that is certainly appreciated during his career, but who will be even more appreciated as time moves forward. Alabama fans will long for the day when McCarron was behind center and making big plays to win big games over and over again.
For now, Alabama fans need to enjoy and relish McCarron’s last game. And they should show him how they feel about him, and his career, at the end of the game.
Tim Letcher is a contributing writer for RantSports.com and a member of the Football Writers Association of America. Follow him on Twitter @TimLetcher , on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.