Saban called ESPN's Maria Taylor to apologize after interview

Posted September 03, 2018

Tagovailoa, a sophomore, got the nod over junior Jalen Hurts who has started the past 28 games for Alabama boasting a 26-2 record during that span.

Alabama steamrolled Louisville in Orlando on Saturday night, opening the season with a 51-14 win over the Cardinals and answering an terrible lot of questions, including whether they are still deserving of the No. 1 spot in the nation (they are).

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"Well, I still like both guys".

Saban appears to have made amends with Taylor following the awkward moment, and it's a resolution many would agree was necessary. "Both... can create problems for whoever we play".

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"Both guys are weapons to our team", Saban said during his Thursday night radio show. So why do you continually try to get me to say something that doesn't respect one of them?

After the game, Saban was interviewed on the field by ESPN's Maria Taylor, with the first question being a pretty obvious one that Saban must have known was coming his way: What did he make of his quarterbacks in the game? "I'm not going to, so quit askin". 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.

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Tua Tagovailoa completed 12-of-16 pass attempts for 227 yards and two touchdowns. But right now, it's looking like this season could get even more uncomfortable if Saban refuses to call Tagovailoa his QB1.