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Katherine Webb admits to being ‘really nervous’ about attending Iron Bowl for first time


It goes without saying that when Katherine Webb talks, fans of college football (and hyper-sexualized burger joint commercials) likely will listen. Webb, the former Miss Alabama and girlfriend of Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron, will be attending the 18th installment of the Iron Bowl for the first time. And even more than usual, it is a huge game with great implications when the 11-0 Tide take on the 10-1 Auburn Tigers on Saturday.

And she’s admittedly nervous about being in the stadium. And not just because the outcome of the game determines who will in the SEC Championship Game.

When the teams take the field on Saturday at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium, Webb undoubtedly experiences some semblance of a conflict of interest.

Of course, Webb will be rooting for her boyfriend and Alabama, but she is also an Auburn alum, and she seems a little apprehensive about the entire thing.

“This is the first actual game, Iron Bowl, that I will be attending,” she told USA TODAY Sports in an interview conducted last week. “I don’t know what to expect and I’m really nervous.”

Webb, who graduated from Auburn in 2011, explains how this shockingly is the first time she attended a game between one of the most storied rivalries in college football history.

“I didn’t get to go to the Iron Bowl whenever I was in school because I ended up having to sell my student ticket because I was running low on cash,” Webb said.

Webb says she doesn’t know what to expect but reveals that McCarron is worried about the safety of his gorgeous gal.

“Honestly, I don’t know what to expect,” she said. “AJ just in his protective nature, we talked about it (Wednesday) night. And he was like, ‘I’m concerned. I don’t know what the fans are gonna do.’ And I’m like, ‘It’s OK. I’ll be sweet, genuine and nice like I always am if anything were to happen.’”

Awww, how adorable. Can’t hardly blame him, though.

But even though some hostility could be exhibited by Auburn fans who could view Webb as a turncoat and a traitor, she says she’s not too concerned about that component of Saturday’s sure-to-be intense festivities.

“Even in my experience at Auburn, it’s been very, very rare to see fans that have been rude or anything like that,” she said.

“I’m not nervous about the fans,” Webb said. “Of course I want to see AJ have that fourth championship ring, so I really want them to do well. That’s what I’m nervous about. I’m not nervous about his talent or abilities as a player. Of course, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about the outcome.”

Miss Webb needn’t worry too much about how she’ll be treated. My guess is not only may Alabama have security on-had to see to her safety and welfare, Brent Musburger — Webb’s No 1 Fan, likely will dispatch some of his minions to ensure her well-being.

Yeah, I think Brent Musburger has minions. Don’t you?