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AJ McCarron loads up a pass against Notre Dame.
AJ McCarron decided to return for his senior season, and Alabama fans rejoiced.
And why shouldn't they?
McCarron has been the starter for the Crimson Tide for two seasons, and Alabama has won two national championships. Things are obviously working out well for him in Tuscaloosa.
Last season, McCarron threw for 2,933 yards, 30 touchdowns and only three interceptions. He completed 67.2 percent of his throws and averaged over nine yards per toss.
With those number and the talent around him, he has transformed Alabama's offense into an aerial attack with a downhill running game. He runs the show now, and he attracts the attention from opposing defenses, which allows the ground game to succeed.
He has proven to be the competitive leader that a coach wants out of his starting quarterback, and there is no doubt that he will provide leadership during his senior season. With him, he brings back the consistency and experience that the Crimson Tide needs under center with a revamped offensive line.
If McCarron can put up the numbers he has shown he is capable of, with the stable of wide receivers he has, he will be a Heisman Trophy contender throughout the entirety of the season.