BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Trent Richardson doesn't think Nick Saban will follow him from Alabama to the Cleveland Browns. Saban, who will lead the Crimson Tide against Notre Dame in the BCS national championship game in Miami on Jan. 7, has been mentioned as a possible replacement in Cleveland if the Browns fire second-year coach Pat Shurmur at season's end.
Richardson, a running back who ran for 1,679 yards with Alabama last season, dismissed the talk as mere rumors and said after practice Wednesday that from what he knows of Saban, he would be "shocked'' if he went to any NFL team. Richardson said he was more concerned with playing the playoff-bound Denver Broncos (11-3) on Sunday.
The No. 3 overall pick is 46 yards shy of surpassing Hall of Fame standout Jim Brown's 55-year-old rookie rushing record of 942 yards for the Browns (5-9).