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Everything Lines Up for Tide's McCarron

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Playing quarterback for the University of Alabama doesn’t lack for perks.

Sure, there’s gobs of pressure.

But AJ McCarron also gets more face time on cable TV than Dr. Drew. He dates his football-crazy state’s reigning beauty queen.

And during news conferences at the BCS National Championship Game, he sits at the big table.

McCarron, the coolly efficient triggerman for the second-ranked Crimson Tide, met the media Thursday, holding court for some 45 minutes ahead of Monday’s much-anticipated title game against undefeated Notre Dame.

It will be his first visit to Sun Life Stadium as a collegian. But as McCarron let slip to the assembled reporters Thursday, he was this close to playing there on...

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