Saban: I’m not going to throw AJ under the bus

On Thursday, Nick Saban responded to some comments that his former starting signal caller, AJ McCarron, made about the tide’s team this past season.

McCarron “called out” his teammates after their loss in the Sugar Bowl – saying that many of the younger players “complained” and “whined” too much.

Here was part of McCarron’s direct quote:

“… When these kids come in and they’re 5-stars and they expect to play right off the bat. It’s a little entitlement and when they don’t play off the bat, they get a little ticked off and they don’t want to work.”

Head coach Nick Saban was asked if he agreed with those comments.

“I’m not going to throw AJ under the bus, I do and I don’t. I think that any time you have young players come in, that they’ve gotten a lot of attention for the accolades and the things they’ve accomplished and there’s an adjustment that they have to go through. I think it’s up to the older players to really create the example, the leadership, the willingness to care and serve about those guys and connect with them to try to help them know what they need to do to be successful as college football players,” responded Saban.

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