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A.J. McCarron: Media blew up Nick Saban-Texas talk

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09:49 AM ET 12.15 | Nick Saban never was going to leave Alabama, his quarterback believes. The rampant rumors connecting Saban to Texas with longtime coach Mack Brown's job status in doubt over the last few weeks did benefit the successful coach, who agreed to a long-term contract extension with Alabama on Friday that will reportedly pay him $7 million per year. "I'll tell you what, the media -- not you guys, but the bigger media, ESPN -- blew that up," Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron said Saturday night at a pre-Heisman Trophy press conference at the Marriott in Midtown. "Coach is going to thank them in the end because they probably made him a little bit more money. I guess that's good for him."

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A.J. McCarron, A.J. McCarron,
December 15, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Don't Listen To The Talking Heads, Bros.

December 15, 2013  10:14 AM ET

AJ is smart, but it didn't take a genius to see what was happening.

December 15, 2013  10:14 AM ET

Finished 2nd in the Heisman... smh

December 15, 2013  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Finished 2nd in the Heisman... smh

Bad year for sure.

December 15, 2013  10:15 AM ET

AJ, now is a good time to ask him about your cut of the millions you helped make him.

December 15, 2013  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Bad year for sure.

Better stats last year to go along with the championship game appearance and wasn't invited.

Worse stats this year and gets 2nd

December 15, 2013  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Better stats last year to go along with the championship game appearance and wasn't invited. Worse stats this year and gets 2nd

@SolidVerbal 7m It???s a weird, down time for college football if AJ McCarron is our second best player

December 15, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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@SolidVerbal 7m It???s a weird, down time for college football if AJ McCarron is our second best player

LMAO. Saying what many won't.

December 15, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Finished 2nd in the Heisman... smh

Heisman has been the 'kiss of death' for NFL QBs as of late anyway.

December 15, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Better stats last year to go along with the championship game appearance and wasn't invited. Worse stats this year and gets 2nd

I have great respect for all the athletes, but Andre Williams got jobbed.

December 15, 2013  10:30 AM ET

You guys have gone 7 years talking about how Coach Saban would leave because "it's what he does" and all other sorts of explanations. Now, he doesn't leave, and you say, "You should have known that it was the media driving him leaving all along."

December 15, 2013  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I have great respect for all the athletes, but Andre Williams got jobbed.

Definitely... should have finished 2nd

Respect for JFF.. Voted JW, Williams and then himself

December 15, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I have great respect for all the athletes, but Andre Williams got jobbed.

Wrong name on the chest

December 15, 2013  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Definitely... should have finished 2ndRespect for JFF.. Voted JW, Williams and then himself

Nice show of class.

December 15, 2013  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Wrong name on the chest

They should have had Flutie campaigning for him..

2k in a Big 6 is impressive

December 15, 2013  10:48 AM ET
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They should have had Flutie campaigning for him..2k in a Big 6 is impressive

Yep. Problem was ESPN was too busy selling the Saban to Texas story while pushing the Harbaugh to Texas story and the Franklin to Texas story.

December 15, 2013  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

They should have had Flutie campaigning for him...

and Winston should have hired a speech writer.

December 15, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You guys have gone 7 years talking about how Coach Saban would leave because "it's what he does" and all other sorts of explanations. Now, he doesn't leave, and you say, "You should have known that it was the media driving him leaving all along."

Joe, do you starch your underwear?

December 15, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

@SolidVerbal 7m It???s a weird, down time for college football if AJ McCarron is our second best player

Murray had a better year IMO....not his fault the D sucks.

 
December 15, 2013  10:54 AM ET
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and Winston should have hired a speech writer.

I heard about it... From what I read it was pretty bad... You think FSU would have taken care of that...

I didnt watched the ceremony...also missed the 30 4 30 on Tressel and Clarett.. Anyone watched it?

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