AJ McCarron says he has been coaching Katherine Webb with her media work
Ever since Brent Musburger drooled over her on national television during the BCS National Championship game, Katherine Webb has been a celebrity. Her new-found fame has led to appearances in publications like Sports Illustrated and on reality TV shows like ABC’s “Splash.” As a result, she has had to learn how to deal with the media.
Luckily, Webb’s boyfriend AJ McCarron has already been there. Considering he plays for arguably the most popular football program in the nation, the Alabama quarterback knows a thing or two about having microphones in your face and cameras following you around.
“She’s been asking me for advice the whole time,” McCarron told ESPN.com’s Chris Low. “Even though she was Miss Alabama and all that, she had never been through any of the paparazzi deal, and it all came at her at once so fast.
“She’s still learning how to handle everything and will text me or call me for advice. I just have to tell her, ‘Listen, I’ve been going through this for three years almost.’ I do my best to help her every way I can.”
Something tells me it could be the other way around before long. As for Musburger, we already know the ESPN announcer doesn’t think he did anything wrong with what he said about Webb on the air. Webb even said herself that she appreciates what he has done for her career, and McCarron seems to share that opinion.
“He didn’t say anything out of line, and he told me they were going to show her,” McCarron said. “I told him where they would be sitting earlier that week at practice. He helped boost her career, which is awesome.”
For all that’s been said about the 73-year-old acting out of line by talking about how beautiful Webb is, he has made her into a very rich and successful young woman. If Musburger hadn’t said what he did about Webb, McCarron wouldn’t be giving her tips on how to handle fame. That’s just the way it goes in America.