TUSCALOOSA -- Alabama's AJ McCarron is fine, and Tide coach Nick Saban said Sunday night on an ESPN broadcast his starting quarterback just bruised his knee in this weekend's win over Missouri.
McCarron went down in the third quarter of a 42-10 victory over the Tigers, and although he didn't miss a play because of the injury, he was walking gingerly after the game. Saban said McCarron underwent an examination today.
"He'll be fine in a day or two," Saban said.
Saban added that he was told McCarron "pinched the fat pad" in his knee, which caused him pain Saturday.
Saban made his comments while appearing on ESPN's "BCS Countdown" show, which revealed Alabama (6-0) as No. 1 in the season's initial BCS standings. Florida (6-0) is second, Oregon (6-0) third, Kansas State (6-0) fourth and Notre Dame (6-0) fifth.
Saban said he is focused more on the team's mindset rather than polls or standings.
"The big thing is get the focus on the next game, the next day, the next practice," he said.
He added he is looking for more consistency in performance.
"We've played extremely well at times, and not as well at times," he said.