TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's AJ McCarron and Phillip Sims
want to make one thing clear: There is no quarterback battle. It's
just friendly competition.
It's also the biggest question mark facing the Crimson Tide in
McCarron says people make it seem like the two starting
contenders "hate each other." Sims says the two have been friends
since he got to campus and that makes the competition more fun.
If there is a leader, coach Nick Saban and offensive coordinator
Jim McElwain aren't giving any hints.
McElwain says both McCarron and Sims fit well into the offense.
Saban says both players are "gym rats" who led the 7-on-7 drills
through the summer. Picking a winner, he says, would be easier "if
both guys weren't doing things in a very positive way."
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