- David Helman, Reporter, RecruitingNation
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Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu became just the latest duo to engage in a seemingly endless parade of Twitter tussles with a testy exchange that added more fuel to the already heated rivalry between the schools.
McCarron and Mathieu became quite familiar with each other after two meetings between the Tide and the Tigers in 2011 and will meet again this fall on Nov. 3.
On Monday morning the LSU cornerback tweeted: "Try throwing a corner route or a cross country on me this year!!! i'll be waiting!!!"
McCarron, who was 23 of 34 for 234 yards and the offensive MVP in Alabama's 21-0 Allstate BCS National Championship Game victory over LSU in January, couldn't resist responding.
"U can talk ab stopping something.. But actions speak louder than words. Remember that. #neworleans #14," McCarron replied in a reference to the national championship game.
Given some provocation, Mathieu didn't turn away from McCarron's challenge.
"Everybody have a good game every now and then try having a great season back 2 back 2 BACK! DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIP NOT YOU," he fired back.
The back and forth continued between the two Southeastern Conference stars.
"Ur right the TEAM. That's how we play as a TEAM. We stick together through our losses and wins. #thatswhatmakesusgreat #wehave14," McCarron wrote.
To which Mathieu replied: "You have 1,THE school has 14! you play your part well thanks to great coaching! but anyways we'll talk nov 3rd!"
The argument ended when McCarron asked for calm from the Alabama faithful.
"Bama fans don't talk anymore ab it. Let's just sit back quietly and wait our turn. Y'all know the date. It's comin. #november3rd #bamanation," he wrote.