Nick Saban Called ESPN's Maria Taylor to Apologize After Abrasive Interview Answer

Nick Saban Called ESPN's Maria Taylor to Apologize After Abrasive Interview Answer

The timeshare seemingly offered clarity to what's been a polarizing QB debate since last season's College Football Playoff National Championship Game, but that didn't stop ESPN's Maria Taylor from bringing up the topic during a postgame interview with Saban.

He completed all four of his passes for 60 yards and a score on the opening drive, and the world saw a new era ushered in for the Crimson Tide quarterback in. "Both... can create problems for whoever we play. I think both guys are good players, I think both guys can help our team", Saban said.

Saban provided a very Saban-esque response by getting chippy with Taylor right off the bat. He then quickly turned up the cranky factor to 11. After the game, coach Nick Saban says "quit asking" if he has to make a choice at starting quarterback between Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts.

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Saban said after Saturday's win he would continue to use both quarterbacks going forward.

Saban has been around long enough to know how this works. However, Saban apparently issued an apology to Taylor, which felt necessary. Could Saban have handled that one better? "What answers did you have about your quarterbacks after watching both of them play tonight?"

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