More on Phillip Sims and AJ McCarron

Earlier this week, he pointed you toward nice comments Phillips Sims made about former Alabama teammate AJ McCarron.

According to the Roanoke Times, Sims told reporters he still tries to catch Alabama games when he can and has enjoyed seeing McCarron have success.

“This is a guy who I feel should be in the conversation for the Heisman Trophy,” said Sims, who is now Virginia’s starting quarterback.

Just in case any of you thought Sims simply was making comments that were politically correct but insincere, consider his Twitter conversation with McCarron after Sims’ interview was published. A friend pointed out the story to McCarron on Twitter, and McCarron responded by complimenting Sims, resulting in the following conversation.






Sims went through spring practice with Alabama before transferring. He received a waiver from the NCAA, which allows him to play this season for Virginia rather than sit out a season.

He has started four games for the Cavaliers, who are 3-6. In Saturday’s 33-6 win over North Carolina State, he split time with Michael Rocco and completed 8 of 10 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown. He also ran a yard for a touchdown.

Sims has thrown for 1,115 yards and eight touchdowns while tossing only four interceptions.

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