Coming off a season in which he led his team to a national championship in his first year as a starter, it would seem logical to think that Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron has very little to prove heading into 2012.
The flip side to that line of thinking is that the rising junior has two more years to fine-tune his game, and eventually carve a legacy that would place him among the greatest signal-callers in school history.
With the Crimson Tide’s offense in a state of transition due to the loss of nearly its entire collection of skill players—plus breaking in a new offensive coordinator in Doug Nussmeier—McCarron will be counted on heavily to step up and take his game to the next level if Nick Saban’s ball club has hopes of repeating as national champions.
What changes can McCarron make to help him top the year (completed more than 66 percent of his passes, 2,634 yards passing, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions) he put together last season ?
Here are five ways McCarron can improve his game.