Alabama's A.J. McCarron and LSU's Tyrann Mathieu Square off in Twitter War

Barrett Sallee@BarrettSalleeSEC Football Lead WriterJune 11, 2012

LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu
LSU cornerback Tyrann MathieuKevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Twitter has given a voice to everybody, and Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron and LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu decided to use that voice to get into a little back-and-forth on Monday morning.

Mathieu got the discussion going with a jab at McCarron's role on the Alabama team.

@10AJMcCarron everybody have a good game every now and then try having a great season back 2 back 2 BACK! DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIP NOT YOU

— KING Mathieu (@TM7_Era) June 11, 2012

While that's true, McCarron did pick on Mathieu quite a bit during Alabama's 21-0 romp over LSU in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game which crowned the Crimson Tide as the 2011 national champions.

McCarron fired back, saying that it's not defense, but an entire team that wins championships.

@TM7_Era Ur right the TEAM.. That's how we play as a TEAM.. We stick together through our losses and wins. #thatswhatmakesusgreat #wehave14

— AJ McCarron (@10AJMcCarron) June 11, 2012

Not to be outdone, Mathieu aptly pointed out that McCarron has only one National Championship, not 14. 

@10AJMcCarron you have 1,THE school has 14! you play your part well thanks to great coaching! but anyways we'll talk nov 3rd!

— KING Mathieu (@TM7_Era) June 11, 2012

McCarron got the last word, telling his fan base to sit back and wait until November 3, when the two teams will meet in Baton Rouge.

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

— AJ McCarron (@10AJMcCarron) June 11, 2012

A game that, according to the Golden Nugget, LSU is favored by two points in. That piece of news didn't escape Mathieu.

highly favored in DEATH VALLEY!

— KING Mathieu (@TM7_Era) June 11, 2012

McCarron then told Alabama wide receiver Kenny Bell that he now has more fuel to beat LSU in early November.

@TheKennyBell7 let's get it bro this should fuel everything and more now

— AJ McCarron (@10AJMcCarron) June 11, 2012

Never change, Twitter.


Note: Some links do not work as Mathieu has since deleted portions of the conversation.