Quarterback Breakdown: AJ McCarron and Everett Golson
In college and pro football fairly or unfairly the success of a program rest in the hands of the quarterback. I know the offensive line is underappreciated and no one cares about the kicker until he misses one. Everybody on the team has an important role, but none as important as the quarterback.
Alabama is led by AJ McCarron the 2nd year starter who is 24-2 as the starter and MVP of last year’s BCS National Championship. McCarron is without a doubt the most valuable member of the Tide and there’s no telling where McCarron will go down in Alabama history if he wins his second BCS Title.
Notre Dame decided to go with Everett Golson this season over the experienced Tommy Rees. In the earlier part of the season it didn’t look like Golson would be able to lead the Irish as time after time Brain Kelly would insert Rees to get the Irish out of a jam, but as the season progressed so did Golson. The early season hiccups are now over and Golson with a win on Monday will go down as a Notre Dame great.
By the numbers:
AJ McCarron has completed %66.8 of his passes for 2,669 yards with 26 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. McCarron isn’t much of a rusher as he finished with -5 yards on the season, but his one rushing touchdown came in Death Valley.
Everett Golson has completed %58.9 of his passes for 2,135 yards with 11 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Golson unlike McCarron is a descend runner scoring 5 touchdowns and rushing for 305 yards.
Alabama’s AJ McCarron
Alabama Tonight Sports Blogger – Patrick Pierce @Patrickp13