Via al.com’s Matt Scalici:
"I don't think he should have said that," Barkley said. "I'm going to stick with Auburn no matter what, through good times and bad times, but I'd never say we don't have a chance."
When it comes to Auburn's football future, Barkley said the number one priority is to make sure the program is capable of competing with their in-state rivals.
"I'm a Nick Saban fan. That guy's not going anywhere. We have to look at the big picture. We're not going anywhere right now. Can we compete with him the next six years?"
"We've had very good teams at Auburn but we're not Alabama. No disrespect. We've got to get a gameplan in place. Nick Saban is a clear and present danger. You've got to admire and respect what that guy has done."