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#pounditThursday, October 1, 2020

Ex-Alabama QB AJ McCarron sends nice tweet about Mac Jones despite Iron Bowl loss

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Former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron gave current Crimson Tide quarterback Mac Jones some words of encouragement despite a loss to their bitter rivals.

Alabama was on the wrong end of a 48-45 score in this year’s edition of the Iron Bowl. The Tide entered the game ranked No. 5 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings and needing a win to keep their hopes alive for a shot at another national championship. Despite the defeat, McCarron took to social media to tell Jones to “hold his head high.”

McCarron lost to Auburn as a senior in the famous “Kick Six” game, so he has a good idea how Jones might be feeling.

While McCarron was in the mood to offer encouragement, Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s tone after the game was a different one. He accused Auburn’s Gus Malzahn of using an unfair trick to help his team win.

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