McCarron Keeps It Short in Post-Game Presser

Alabama's starting quarterback made an interesting appearance in the post-game press conference after leading his team to Saturday night's 31-6 win over Colorado State, making a quick exit after brief answers to reporters' questions.



A.J. McCarron, who was 20-for-26 passing for 258 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, didn't elaborate much when asked for his commentary on the game. He gave several one-word answers, and most of his answers to reporters' questions could be sent out in a single 140-character tweet. His longest answer was to a question about how frustrating it was to deal with the offensive lulls the Tide faced tonight.

"It's football," he said. "You have to go with it. You have to play. You have to play the next play."

McCarron did say that it was great to see his old offensive coordinator Jim McElwain, now the Head Coach for Colorado State. McCarron and McElwain shared a long embrace on the field after Saturday night's game.

A transcript of most of McCarron's appearance in the post-game press conference is below. Some early brief comments might have been missed.

Q: Did they do anything to frustrate you defensively?
A: Nope.

Q: What was it like to see Coach McElwain tonight?
A: It was great. Wish him the best.

Q: Can you attribute why? It just seemed like there was a lack of energy can you pinpoint that?
A: We didn't communicate tonight.

Q: In what way do you think you weren't communicating?
A: The whole offense.

Q: When you're in the middle of that how frustrating is it to deal with?
A: It's football. You have to go with it. You have to play. You have to play the next play.

Q: AJ, you've won two national championships, do you think you've got a bead on how to correct that for the next game?
A: Just gotta communicate.

Q: After that touchdown from Kenyan Drake what did you tell him on the sideline?
A: Nothing, that's between me and him.

Q: Did he go the wrong way or...?
A: That's between me and him.

Q: AJ, how much do you look forward to SEC play starting next week with a team like Ole Miss coming in here.
A: It's going to be a challenge. Gotta get ready to play. Can't have a night like tonight.

Q: Who's to blame then for the ocmmunication, or lack of it?
A: Whole offense. Not one person.

Q: Any particular reason why you're so short tonight?
A: No.


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