how would saban know how good clowney is? bama doesn't play south carolina OR georgia OR florida. now if clowney played at tennessee or kentucky he might be able to speak to the topic.
Earlier today we informed you that Auburn assistant coach Dameyune Craig had plenty of praise for Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron. McCarron’s coach, Nick Saban, is also more than willing to sling some attaboys at rival players.
“I think he’s a fantastic player and I think he’s the most dominant player in our league, especially on defense. He plays a position where you can disrupt the game and he certainly does that extremely well. It was no surprise to me. We thought he was the best player in the country and was going to be this kind of player…
He’s done a fantastic job at South Carolina of developing and maturing into a consistently fantastic dominating guy that is very disruptive to the game. It’s no surprise to me. I have a lot of respect for him and what he’s been able to do. I think he’s going to have a great career.”
Clowney — a junior-to-be — is expected to be the first pick in next spring’s NFL draft.