AJ McCarron isn’t shy about rooting for Auburn in the national championship


It’s an SEC thing.

Most other conferences don’t get it, and they never will.

The SEC will be shooting for an unprecedented eighth straight BCS National Championship, and Alabama QB AJ McCarron isn’t letting the Auburn loss or the Iron Bowl rivalry shape the way he thinks off the gridiron.

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McCarron has been one of the most outspoken players in that he hopes the SEC wins its eighth straight championship, and that means his bitter rivals being national champions. The state of Alabama will have won five straight national championships should the Tigers beat the Noles in Pasadena.

McCarron is preparing for his final college game against Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, but he says he hasn’t heard any negative feedback concerning pulling for the Tigers and Tre Mason against FSU, via AL.com.

“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.

“Getting to know his mom and his dad and him, they’re great people. Like I said before, I’ll definitely be rooting for him in the national championship game.”

The biggest question for McCarron will be whether his girlfriend and Auburn grad Katherine Webb will make him wear orange and blue.

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  • I’m totally with AJ. I said the same exact thing about Auburn about a week after the “War Miracle”. Still pissed about it though, #RollTide

  • Shows that McCarron is a class act. One would think our state would root for either team when it comes to another BCS title, however with the die hards that isnt the case. I’ve always rooted for Auburn amongst a sea of crimson and white, but when they had all the glory I was just happy to see the Championship stay in Alabama where it belongs. Bring it back home guys, and War Eagle!!!!!!

  • People told me I wasn’t a true Bama fan when I rooted for them against oregon. It killed me a lil inside but I have to root for them again. At least next year I’ll be able to watch Bama beat the defending national champions. Roll Tide Roll!!!

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