AJ McCarron is fit for BCS pressure

January, 3, 2013
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Alabama center Barrett Jones tends to tread lightly around his quarterback, AJ McCarron, when they're on the road.

They're roommates, and the back-and-forth banter between the two is priceless.

"Skill players are different. They're a whole different breed," Jones joked. "They're always concerned with how they look. I always have to let him take the first shower, because I know he's going to take longer."

The gleam in Jones' eye is unmistakable any time he can get a good verbal jab in like that against McCarron.

The only thing that compares is the gleam in Jones' eye when McCarron is directing the Alabama offense with the game on the line.

"He's in command out there, and his confidence spreads to everybody on the team," Jones said. "We're both perfectionists and bicker a lot in a brotherly way, sometimes to the point of yelling on the field."

To read more of Chris Low's piece, click here.

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