AJ McCarron vs. Barrett Jones

Mentioning teammate, roommate and friend Barrett Jones brought a big smile to the face of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, who was otherwise business-like in his meeting with reporters today.

“That kid’s a handful,” McCarron said.

McCarron said he and Jones, the Tide’s starting center, room together, and it’s not unusual for them to tease each other a bit.

McCarron said he tried good-naturedly to see if he could get under Jones’ skin recently. It didn’t really work, but McCarron seemed to have fun telling the story anyway.

“Everything he said, I disagreed with, even if he was 100 percent correct,” McCarron said. “Finally, he looks at me, rolls his eyes and says, ‘I’m going to bed.’ ”

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