AJ McCarron chose to stay in school rather than jump to the NFL. Then he watched as three QBs who one year before him made the same decision took a tumble on draft day.
Alabama's AD knows that the constant turnover among Nick Saban's assistance is certainly nothing to sweat. Moreover, it's something of which the perennial national champs can be proud.
Alabama is known for getting underclassmen ready to play big-time college football, and many of them are already prepared to play in the NFL.
Alabama AD Mal Moore marvels at Nick Saban's ability to evaluate and coach players, and Moore has made Saban the highest-paid college coach in the nation.
There are a lot of highly regarded Alabama Crimson Tide recruits who never panned out, including Mike Ford, Star Jackson and Jimmy Johns.