Alabama Football: With Only 2 INTs This Year, A.J. McCarron Is for Real

Stephen UrbaniakCorrespondent IOctober 9, 2011

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback A. J. McCarron #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide sets for play against the Mississippi State Bulldogs November 13, 2010 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are currently ranked as the No. 2 team in the country.

The team trails SEC rival LSU in the polls.  The Tide are coached by a no-nonsense coach in Nick Saban, who demands the very best in his teams.

Alabama started the season ranked No. 3 in the country, as questions remained as to whether the Tide could replace the production of Mark Ingram, who departed to the NFL's New Orleans Saints in the 2011 NFL draft.

Those questions have been answered by current star Tide RB Trent Richardson, and he has QB A.J. McCarron to hand him the ball. 

McCarron only has two interceptions on the year so far, and he is looking to establish himself as the best quarterback in the always-powerful SEC West. 

McCarron is at the helm of a pretty dominant Alabama team, and he shows no signs of letting up as Alabama looks to capture yet another national championship to add to their college football-leading total. 

The game that everyone has circled for him is the contest against No. 1 LSU, as the Tigers have the best defense in the country and they pride themselves on getting after the quarterback.

The Tide have found themselves a quarterback, and he should guide them to the national championship game if the team should go undefeated, but the top-ranked team in the country stands in the way of them and where they want to be.