Found November 20, 2013 on The Belly of the Beast:
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron graces the cover of Sports Illustrated this week, as the debate rages on where he ranks among college football quarterbacks of today and historically.  It's an interesting choice of covers because so much happened in college football last weekend, and this cover choice would have been better suited for Iron Bowl week, where it would upset Nick Saban much more than this week. But I don't pull the levers and such at Sports Illustrated and this was their choice they believed would sell more magazines.  Of course, if they're really interested in constantly increasing sales, they should just put anyone having something to do with Alabama on the cover every week. However, McCarron's cover wasn't the only cover option.  His cover beat four other fine options, which unfortunately met their ends in the editorial process. The good news is they are here for your viewing pleasure.  And without a doubt, these are totally legitimate ...

AJ McCarron's mom changes Twitter avatar to Heisman pose

A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, has not been shy about voicing her opinion on whether her boyfriend should be considered for the Heisman Trophy in 2013. It looks like his mother shares the same sentiment. Bonner has changed her Twitter avatar photo to a picture of herself doing the famous “Heisman pose”. We have a feeling that she’s not advocating herself for...

McCarron's mom has got it going on

AJ McCarron is on the verge of leading Alabama to its third consecutive national title. His run has also raised the prominence of his girlfriend, Katherine Webb, and to a different extent, his mom, Dee Dee Bonner. We caught up with the woman who gave a different meaning to red -- not Crimson -- in gaining a gathering on social media. Dee Dee's doing pretty well on Twitter, too...

SI Cover Wonders If AJ McCarron Is The Best Ever (Photo)

When you are 35-2 as a starter in college, it would appear fair for people to bring your name up in the discussion of all-time greats. That’s exactly what Sports Illustrated is doing with it’s latest cover featuring Alabama QB AJ McCarron. “King Crimson” is what they call the Bama star who is currently trying to lead his team to three straight national championships: McCarron...

Photo: AJ McCarron Gets Newest Sports Illustrated Cover Honors For ‘King Crimson’ Feature

Alabama is 10-0 right now and well on its way to a third straight BCS National Championship. It has been another ridiculously dominant season for the Crimson Tide, and a major reason for that success is signal-caller AJ McCarron. McCarron has never received the hype or accolades that many other quarterbacks across the nation often do, but what he certainly doesn’t lack is a football...

Saban not pleased with being asked about A.J. McCarron's SI cover

Do you take Nick Saban for the type of person who reads magazines? If you do, don’t ever tell him, because he apparently doesn’t have the time of day for reading a few articles, and he gets offended if you think he does. Tonight a reporter asked Saban what he thought of AJ McCarron’s new cover on this week’s Sports Illustrated, and Nick was not pleased. His response was...

AJ McCarron featured on Sports Illustrated cover as ‘King Crimson’

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is featured on this week's cover of Sports Illustrated. Is it time to start thinking about him as one of the best ever?

Alabama seniors take field for final home game

AJ McCarron almost certainly will finish the day with more wins than any other Alabama quarterback. C.J. Mosley is probably on his way to becoming a two-time All-America linebacker. Those two and six other senior starters - and possibly a few underclassmen - will play their final game at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday against Chattanooga. It might be the only piece of drama in a...

Nick Saban did not know AJ McCarron is on the cover of SI

There are times when a coach must answer questions about his players that may not involve actual games or playing time. Most coaches will at least humor the reporter asking the question, but not Nick Saban, he’s all business.

Nick Saban irritated by question about AJ McCarron on cover of SI (Video)

Alabama head coach Nick Saban has not won three of the past four BCS National Championship Games by paying attention to distractions. Anything that is not directly related to football is a distraction, including AJ McCarron’s all-American smile on the latest cover of Sports Illustrated. On Wednesday, a reporter made the mistake of asking Saban […]

A.J. McCarron featured on cover of new edition of Sports Illustrated.

Photo via afraid, 'Bama fans. Next week's edition of Sports Illustrated will feature Alabama starting quarterback A.J. McCarron on the cover. Not that I'm saying that the SI cover curse exists but look what happened to the Atlanta Braves in the National League Playoffs after B.J. and Justin Upton appeared on the cover of SI in October. As for the story inside...

Nick Saban responds to question about AJ McCarron’s Sports Illustrated cover

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban was asked about AJ McCarron’s appearance on Sports Illustrated this week and his response was utterly priceless. Classic Saban. [YouTube]

Week 12 Heisman Update

After Week 12 of the College Football Season, who is your Heisman favorite.  For some reason 2 Time Champ A.J. McCarron does not get much love.  The writers seem to be in love with the high flashy style of Johnny Manziel or Jameis Winston.  If the season ended today, Jameis Winston would be the second Freshman to win the trophy with Johnny Manziel coming in second. A: Johnny Manziel...

2013 Bloguin Heisman Poll: Week Twelve

Would the Heisman race stay status quo after a week in which the top Heisman contenders weren't  tested? Jameis Winston and FSU easily took care of Syracuse, Johnny Manziel took a weekend off and AJ McCarron and the Tide kept on winning but weren't particularly spectacular in victory. Did Marcus Mariota jump back into the race? Did anybody else make an impression on our...
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