Nick Saban Apologized to Maria Taylor for Cranky Interview

Arnold Nichols
September 3, 2018

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.

Saban responded: "I still like both guys".

But moreover, Taylor's question was in no way a "Gotcha!" attempt to get Saban to denigrate one of his two quarterbacks.

"I still like both guys".


"Both guys are weapons to our team", Saban said during his Thursday night radio show.

Nick Saban doesn't understand why everyone is so interested in the Alabama quarterback battle.

As Saban was leaving the field after Alabama's 51-14 win over the Cardinals on Saturday, ESPN's Maria Taylor asked a question about the quarterback competition that clearly frustrated Saban. It's also rich to hear this from a coach who spent a solid 10 seconds screaming at one his players in the very same game on Saturday. Tagovailoa started and most would expect him to continue starting.

Tagovailoa played in nine games during his freshman season, completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 636 yards and 11 touchdowns with two interceptions. But right now, it's looking like this season could get even more uncomfortable if Saban refuses to call Tagovailoa his QB1.

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