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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron says he doesn't believe coach Nick Saban will leave for Texas.

McCarron made his comments Wednesday in advance of Thursday's College Football Awards Show. Saban is reportedly a target by Texas officials to be its next coach if current coach Mack Brown were to step down.

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"To me he's not leaving. That's my personal opinion," McCarron said.

But the quarterback also added that he can't speak for his coach and "I stay out of his business."

McCarron is up for the Maxwell Award as nation's best overall player and the Davey O'Brien quarterback award Thursday.

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