QB McElroy manages Tide to title

AP: Greg McElroy stayed perfect as a starting quarterback by staying out of the way while Alabama won the national title.

McElroy was the very definition of a good game manager in the Crimson Tide’s 37-21 victory Thursday night, making no huge plays and no big mistakes. That’s exactly what Alabama needed from the unassuming quarterback who led this history-laden program to its first 14-win season.

“I think he’s a good leader, and I think that the players respond to him,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said. “I think he’s smart in how he distributes the ball, which is the No. 1 thing a quarterback should do. … I thought Greg did a good job of managing the game today, got us in the right place.” (read the entire story embedded in this post)