ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts to a play during the second half against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)For tonight, the Alabama quarterback battle went the way most of us expected. Nick Saban gave Tua Tagovailoa the start, the majority of the snaps, and looked like a transcendent player for the Crimson Tide in their 51-14 steamrolling of Louisville.We’ve all seen enough of Saban to know that the score of a win has zero impact on how he will react after a game.After the game, ESPN’s Maria Taylor asked the obvious first question of Saban.“Alright coach, everyone had questions about who was going to start at quarterback when this game started. What answers did you have about your quarterbacks after watching both of them play tonight?”There was a 0.00-percent chance that Saban wasn’t going to be asked about the quarterback situation tonight. He’s definitely going to be asked about it later on at the press conference too.Still, he was pretty rude to Maria Taylor in his answer, to be honest.Video of Nick Saban’s answer about the question about Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts:Wow. Nick Saban was FEISTY with Maria Taylor. pic.twitter.com/zlEq4PHd13— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) September 2, 2018His full answer:“Well I still like both guys, I think both guys are good players, I think both guys can help the team. Alright, so why do you continue to try to get me to say something that doesn’t respect one of them? I’m not going to, so quit asking.”To Taylor’s credit, she hung in there, and asked some more questions of Saban. Still, he could’ve been a bit more gracious in the response, when every college football fan in the world could have told you he’d be asked about it.Hurts spoke up this off-season about being less-than-pleased with how things were handled. There have been transfer rumors for months, and in all likelihood, that will come to fruition after he graduates this winter.It sounds like Saban is already going down the same road at the post-game presser:Nick Saban: “If I sound a little bit pissed, you’re right. I am. So be careful.”— Ben Jones (@BW_Jones) September 2, 2018That should be an interesting one.
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