User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Alabama QB McCarron says he expects Saban to stay

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron says he doesn't believe coach Nick Saban will leave for Texas.

Advertisement
McCarron made his comments in advance of Thursday's College Football Awards Show. Saban is reportedly a target of Texas officials to be the school's next coach if Mack Brown is fired or steps down.

But the quarterback also added that he can't speak for his coach.

''To me, he's not leaving. That's my personal opinion,'' McCarron said Wednesday. ''I can't speak on Coach Saban. I stay out of his business. But if I had a pick, I'd say he's not leaving.''

McCarron is up for the Maxwell Award as the nation's best overall player and the Davey O'Brien quarterback award Thursday. He also is one of six finalists for the Heisman Trophy, which will be presented on Saturday.

Should Heisman favorite and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston claim the award, it would be the second consecutive year that the award goes to a freshman. Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won last year and is a finalist again.

''I'm happy for those guys,'' said McCarron, a fifth-year senior who just missed a shot at leading Alabama to a third consecutive national championship. ''Johnny's one of my good friends. Jameis, I'd be happy for him, too. I don't have any hatred against anybody, or against the Heisman committee or whoever votes on it. They're going to vote how they're going to vote.

''I'm happy, and like I said, I go home at night and I can pull out my three national championship rings and smile pretty big and be pretty happy. I don't need an individual award to tell me what I've achieved.''

Still, he said the invitation to New York, which will be his first trip to the Big Apple, is something he will savor.

''Of course it made me feel good. I kind of smiled, proved a lot of people wrong. But I also feel like I earned it and I deserve it,'' McCarron said. ''I think if you look at ... the three years of me starting, I'd put my numbers up (against) anybody in the country. ... What, 13 interceptions my whole three years starting? I mean, a lot of guys throw that in one year. I feel like I've taken care of the ball, I've done all the right things on and off the field.

''So if the award goes by their mission statement, I feel like I fit it pretty well.''

---

Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/khightower

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
News: Final Four Consensus Picks
DiNitto: Week 1 Line Moves
Nelson: Thursday's Tip Sheet
Edwards: Friday's Tip Sheet
Williams: ACC Report - Week 1
Edwards: Ranking Comparison - VI vs. AP
News: Pac-12 North Best Bets
Rogers: Week 1 Records - Power 5
ASA: Pac-12 South Best Bets
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAAFB College Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
2015 CFB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bruce Marshall + 2379
Scott Pritchard + 1370
Marc Lawrence + 1207
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Scott Pritchard 64 %
Paul Bovi 58 %
Marc Lawrence 58 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Greg Smith + 1775
Kevin Rogers + 1190
Brian Edwards + 856
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Joe Williams + 1596
James Manos + 1448
Kyle Hunter + 1332
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 2072
Bruce Marshall + 1842
Paul Bovi + 1307
NCAA FB College Football Expert Picks- Tulane Green Wave at Wake Forest Demon Deacons
2016 CFB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Pritchard + 100
Kevin Rogers + 100
Pat Hawkins + 100
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Last Week  
   
   
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Brian Edwards 100 %
Pat Hawkins 100 %
Kevin Rogers 100 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Pritchard + 100
Kevin Rogers + 100
Pat Hawkins + 100
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Brian Edwards + 100
   
   
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
   
   
   
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership