HOOVER, Ala. (WALA) - Day 3 of SEC Football Media Days highlighted the Alabama Crimson Tide. Head coach Nick Saban, two Mobile-natives, AJ McCarron and CJ Mosley, alongside Anthony Steen – took the mic to answer questions about the upcoming season.
Nick Saban and his players were greeted by hundreds of Alabama fans and media, just hoping to get a glimpse and maybe an autograph.
"Honestly I didn't know SEC Media Day was this big of a deal, but when I first walked in – for the fans to be right there and all the cameras in our face – it ‘s a humbling experience and I'm honored to represent Alabama football," said CJ Mosley.
Both AJ and AJ talked about Coach Saban's "process" and no matter how successful past years have been – 2013 is a new season.
"I always push myself for perfection, I mean I'm never satisfied, I think that's … playing for Coach Saban being under him for going on three years now as a starting QB, he's never satisfied. Forty-eight hours after we won it the past two years he's moved on. You can go ask him and he won't even know what you're talking about. That's the type of attitude and mindset I've taken on and it's made me the player I am today," said QB AJ McCarron.
"I would say he keeps you in the moment. Just like after we won our last two championships – as soon as we got back we had a team meeting, with the new team, so the seniors and players to the draft weren't there. Just the new team and he told us we haven't won anything; it's a new season and a new team. So, just to start off two days after winning a championship, in that mindset sets the tone for spring practice," said Mosley.
Despite all their success – AJ and CJ haven't forgotten where they come from.
"Growing up there, playing park ball, going to middle school, and making my way up to Theodore HS is just a dream come true really – so for me to stay here in Alabama and be successful as I am now, I'm about to be a senior, and graduate with a degree is a humbling experience and I'm honored for it," said Mosley.
"I love 251 – I'm proud to be a part of that city – proud to be from there. Like I always say, me and my dad always go back and talk about it. It's like poor kid growing up on the parkway on DIP … I never thought I'd be in this situation so – to even be here is a blessing, to be a part of what I've been through is even more that more special. So I wasn't supposed to be here, I was always doubted, so the fact that I am, I'm loving it and enjoying life," said McCarron.s
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