Category Archives: AJ McCarron

Fan Day videos, Part II (offense)

Here’s a few more looks at the receivers and quarterbacks.

Fan Day videos, Part I

Next, the Crimson Tide offense works on some passing and catching. (AJ McCarron (10), Phillip Sims (14), Greg McElroy (12), Julio Jones (7).

More to come.

Star Jackson transferring, Tiffin cut from Browns

It was a busy news day, and of course I was wrapped up working on other stories and missed some of the bigger headlines of the day.

First, in a hardly surprising move, it appears Star Jackson’s Alabama career is over. Nick Saban confirmed the sophomore quarterback’s plans to transfer at today’s stop on the Crimson Caravan, the Mobile Press-Register reported.

Since the once heralded recruit is third on the quarterback depth chart behind Greg McElroy and AJ McCarron, this hardly came as a surprise.

In NFL news, former Crimson Tide kicker Leigh Tiffin got some bad news a day after getting some good news. The Muscle Shoals product was cut by the Cleveland Browns a day after signing a free agent deal.

VIDEO: Brandon Gibson’s A-Day game-winning catch

Here it is, followed by the White team running me over. Enjoy.

VIDEO: Quarterbacks, linebackers at Thursday practice

This will conclude my video work at football practice this spring. There may be a few taken at Saturday’s A-Day, but no more blocking sleds until fall. Here is a look at the quarterbacks.

Followed by the linebackers.

VIDEO: QBs, RBs drill the basics

The Crimson Tide quarterbacks and running backs run through the hand off exchange at practice Monday.

VIDEO: QBs, offensive line practice

Here are the last of Monday’s practice videos. We’ll start with Joe Pendry working with the offensive linemen.

Finally, watch quarterbacks Greg McElroy (12), AJ McCarron (10) and Phillip Sims (14) throwing in the background.

VIDEO: Quarterbacks at Monday’s spring practice

Here is footage of the quarterbacks from this afternoon: Greg McElroy (12), Star Jackson (2), AJ McCarron (10) and heralded true freshman Phillip Sims (14).

Now they move on to work with the receivers led by Julio Jones (8).

Alabama QBs sold at (date) auction

Check out the video below of Greg McElroy and AJ McCarron’s experience of being sold at a student government date auction this week. Hosted by the starter, both pulled in triple-figures in the fundraiser.

McElroy’s girlfriend bought a date for $500 while McCarron went for $175.

Watch the video from the Tuscaloosa News below.

Flu sidelines backup QB

Nothing major came out of the media viewing period of Monday afternoon’s practice. The only item of note was the absence Star Jackson, the second-string quarterback.

He is the second quarterback to miss practice time since AJ McCarron was out last week dealing with the flu bug that has made the rounds in the program.

Future Alabama QB plays on ESPNU tonight

Tune into ESPNU at 6 p.m. to see the latest highly-recruited Alabama quarterback play some high school football.

Phillip Sims and his Oscar Smith High School teammates from Virginia will take on Venice (Fla.) on one of the several channels that makes up the “worldwide leaders” network. I will be covering a different high school game so you’ll have to fill me in with the details later.

Sims could make things interesting next fall with Greg McElroy, AJ McCarron and Star Jackson all eligible for the 2010 season.