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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JOHN ZENOR AP Sports Writer AJ McCarron knows how Alabama quarterbacks are judged.
It's about wins and losses, not yards and touchdowns. Titles matter more than trophies, and you can go from beloved to vilified in the heartbeat it takes for one bad throw.
Fans are tough on Crimson Tide QBs. Guys like Tony McCarron, AJ's father.
''My dad, I always mess with him, he was that fan growing up,'' AJ McCarron said. ''As soon as a player messed up, he started dogging him. And you never know why, the receiver could have run the wrong route or whatever. He's dogging the quarterback. I've seen it growing up and I know how to deal with it.''
Father and son can laugh about it now, but it's also the reality of the position.
No matter where you go, quarterbacks are scrutinized, but that gets magnified within a program that lays claim to 14 national titles - and just one Heisman Trophy - entering Monday night's B...
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