Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron and LSU’s Heisman-nominated cornerback Tyrann Mathieu have engaged each other in a Twitter war, according to ESPN.
So you don’t have to read the report, here are the barbs for you laid out by this blog (and more):
Mathieu (@TM7_Era): try throwing a corner route or a cross country on me this year!!! i’ll be waiting!!!
McCarron (@10AJMcCarron): U can talk ab stopping something.. But actions speak louder than words. Remember that.
Mathieu (now deleted): “Everybody have a good game every now and then try having a great season back 2 back 2 BACK! DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIP NOT YOU”
Mathieu (now deleted): “You have 1,THE school has 14! you play your part well thanks to great coaching! but anyways we’ll talk nov 3rd!”
McCarron then tweets Kenny Bell, his wide receiver: I guess we will have to match up the real 7 with theirs. I’m taking our number all day
Mathieu: highly favored in DEATH VALLEY!
Mathieu: I’m no quitter, if i lose i be back……
THE BOTTOM LINE: 1) The whole feud was actually incredibly tasteless, bearing in mind the shootings that happened over the weekend. Both players (and to be fair McCarron already did it) should be asking their teammates and thousands of ‘Twitfans’ to pray for the victims of the Auburn shootings, rather than douching it out over Twitter. That’s right, I said ‘douching’…
2)We all know how big LSU and Alabama is going to be in Death Valley on November 3rd. It’s going to be the toughest ticket in football this year, and could be a rematch between the #1 and #2 team in the nation – like it was in Tuscaloosa when LSU won 9-6 in a game high on hysteria but low on finishing product (mostly from Alabama’s kickers, it has to be said). McCarron was much more of a factor than Mathieu in the BCS Championship Game in Alabama’s 21-0 victory, showing himself off as a leader with a great arm and great temperament. 23-34 against LSU’s defense wasn’t bad, was it? . On the other hand, Mathieu – it has to be said – did very little. Next season, expect Mathieu to see less of the ball from a returning point of view (there will be more touchbacks, which will take away LSU’s kick-off return game), as well as interceptions. Expect balls to be thrown to Eric Reid a lot more than Mathieu, who can really damage defenses.
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