Former Auburn quarterback and current co-offensive coordinator Dameyune Craig has no problem throwing some praise at a player across the state who’s decked out in the wrong colors. In a radio interview yesterday afternoon, the Tiger coach heaped the accolades on Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, who just happens to hail from Mobile… like Craig:
“Well, you know what, he’s the best. That’s all that needs to be said. There’s no comparing. He’s won a couple of national championships and that’s what you base a quarterback on. He’s the best quarterback in college football right now. It doesn’t matter who win the Heisman Trophy. He’s done an outstanding job. He’s doing what he’s asked to do and he’s doing it to the best of his ability…
He’s a great kid. He also comes from a great family. He’s a hard worker and he’s very competitive. That’s what it’s about. You’re proud of all the kids, because we’re all family at the end of the day, that’s the way I consider it. We’re still family. We’re from the Mobile family. We’re from Mobile. We’re part of the Mobile family and I’m still rooting for him to be successful.”
There are probably a few Auburn fans out there who aren’t thrilled with Craig offering up such effusive praise for anyone wearing Crimson. Likewise, there are probably a few Texas A&M fans who will take issue with whole “best quarterback in college football” thing.
But we think it’s refreshing to see a coach from one school speak so highly of a player from another. And not just in the six days leading up to Team X facing Player Y.