Nick Saban Goes OFF On ESPN Reporter About Constant QB Questions

Calvin Saunders
September 3, 2018

If you thought Nick Saban would be happy after his Alabama Crimson Tide won their opener 51-14 over Louisville on Saturday, you'd be wrong.

However, the biggest question for many was about the Tide's quarterback situation, where Tua Tagovailoa had a huge game and Jalen Hurts was relatively quiet, but steady.

"I still like both guys. I think both guys are good players, I think both guys can help our team", Saban said.

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The Alabama quarterback controversy has been a topic of debate all summer, and Taylor asked a question related to said topic. The final numbers for Tagovailoa, who played only one series in the second half: 12 of 16 for 227 yards and two touchdowns.

Maybe there will be games down the line that call for Saban to heavily feature Hurts, who was 5-of-9 for 70 passing yards on Saturday.

Saban was not in much mood for discussion afterwards, asking ESPN sideline reporter Maria Taylor "Why do you continually ask me to say something that is going to disrespect one of them?" Taylor also diplomatically tweeted after the game. But right now, it's looking like this season could get even more uncomfortable if Saban refuses to call Tagovailoa his QB1. When a season opens and Saban has to determine which quarterback he will go with, in the past he's given playing time to multiple players in the first game.

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