Alabama QB AJ McCarron came dangerously close from making college football history this season by capturing an unprecedented third consecutive national championship. Unfortunately for him, those hopes were dashed when he and his Crimson Tide teammates were upset late in the regular season by the Auburn Tigers in the Iron Bowl.
It’s a nightmare for Alabama faithful. Instead of them making the trip to play for the crystal ball, it will be the team that they hate the most instead.
But like they say, rivalries are more for the fans to partake in, which is why it shouldn’t be all that surprising that McCarron has recently declared that he’ll be rooting for the rival Tigers on Jan. 6, not the Florida State Seminoles.
McCarron also is smart enough to realize that some people down south might not be happy with his rooting interest, but frankly, he doesn’t really care all that much:
“Nobody said it to my face,” McCarron said at Friday’s Alabama media session at the Hilton Riverside Hotel. “I’m sure there are some. There are crazy fans in the South. I’m sure some people are not liking that I’ll be rooting for them.
“I’m my own person.”
The Auburn Tigers will take on the top-ranked Seminoles in the final installment of the BCS National Championship Game on Jan. 6 inside the Rose Bowl, where Nick Saban and Alabama began their current dominant run that they’re on back in the 2010 game.