TUSCALOOSA, Ala. —
“The fact that Alabama has been in the national championship before, that’s not going to help us once the ball is snapped,” Jones said.
It worked in a 37-21 win over Texas in Pasadena, Calif., and a 21-0 victory over LSU in New Orleans.
One NFL question was resolved even before Saban’s dismissal of speculation that he might want to return. Quarterback AJ McCarron has said he’ll return for his senior season instead of entering the draft.
The question remains for three All-Americans — linebacker C.J. Mosley, cornerback Dee Milliner and right tackle D.J. Fluker — or tailback Eddie Lacy.
Saban said that answer probably won’t come before the title game.
“We always have that issue here with several guys,” he said. “We have several more guys that will have to make that decision. We don’t press guys to make the decision. Some guys are more driven to do it than others.”