Former Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron’s prolific career at Alabama almost never happened.
The two-time national champion quarterback revealed to Yahoo Sports Radio that he almost never went to Alabama in the first place. McCarron told the show he had planned to commit to Oklahoma, but changed his mind on the day of his announcement.
Amazingly, that wasn’t the only time McCarron wavered on playing for Alabama. He admitted to Yahoo that he considered transferring to Ole Miss near the end of his freshman year.
“When I got there, I thought about transferring to Ole Miss when, towards the end of my freshman year,” McCarron told the show, according to AL.com’s Michael Casagrande. “I really thought about transferring. I had to talk that over and I ended up staying and everything worked out.”
It certainly turned out fine for McCarron, who started from 2011-13 for Alabama. Of course, he will be remembered most for winning the 2011 and 2012 national championships. He is now a backup quarterback with the Cincinnati Bengals.