HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- During his Tuesday show, ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum reported that he spoke with a source who said there is "a chance" Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller would leave the Buckeyes to come play at Alabama.
Naturally, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban was asked about the rumors and Miller in particular during his Crimson Caravan stop in Huntsville.
"I'm not really allowed to talk about any other players on any other team," Saban said, cutting the reporter off before the question was finished. "I know nothing about any such rumors. I don't even know who you're talking about, but I don't know about any of those things."
Miller has been the center of countless rumors about where he will play his final season of college football in 2015.
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Miller was a Heisman candidate as a sophomore and junior with the Buckeyes. He led Ohio State to an undefeated season in 2012, but a self-imposed postseason ban kept the Buckeyes out of the national championship game. Coincidentally, that allowed a one-loss Alabama team to play an undefeated Notre Dame team to win its third national championship in four years.
Heading into his senior season, Miller was once again considered a favorite for the Heisman trophy.
But an injury to his throwing (right) shoulder left Miller sidelined for the entire year and forced him to watch as the Buckeyes went on the win the national title behind J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones, the former third-string quarterback who played the final three games. Both Barrett and Jones are returning to Columbus and each has multiple years of eligibility left.
For his career, Miller has thrown for 5,292 yards and 52 touchdowns to 17 interceptions to go with 3,054 rushing yards and 32 scores on the ground.
Last season, Alabama brought in Jake Coker, then a graduate transfer from Florida State. Coker had two years of eligibility left while Miller only has one.
Coker is entering his final season with the Tide with many outside of the program picking him to hold off Alec Morris, Cooper Bateman, David Cornwell and Blake Barnett to win the starting quarterback job at Alabama.
Still, Saban didn't shut the door on the possibility of bringing in a graduate transfer at any position.
"If there were somebody out there that I thought could help our team, we have a spot or two available that we could probably but it would have to be the right person in the right place that could make a contribution because that would be something that would have to be good for that person and it would have to be good for us," Saban said.
-- Contact Anniston Star Sports Writer Marq Burnett at firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter:@Marq_Burnett.