Alabama's Nick Saban apologizes to reporter

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Nick Saban set the college football world abuzz late last night and throughout the morning after giving ESPN reporter Maria Taylor a hard time for a simple quarterback-related question.

Who will play between Tua Tagovailoa, who got the start and threw for 227 yards on 12-of-16 passing with two touchdowns, and Jalen Hurts, who started most of last season, has been the question Saban can not escape, and it is the question that hovers over Alabama's season.

"Well, I still like both guys", Saban said. Hurts has been the starter for the last two seasons, but Tagovailoa led Alabama to a victory in the national championship game previous year against Georgia after Hurts was benched. "I still think both guys are good players, I think both guys can help our team".

Tagovailoa started Saturday's 51-14 win and went 12-for-16 for 227 yards and two touchdowns. "I'm not going to, so quit asking". Hurts was 5-for-9 with 70 yards through the air.

Saban started civilly and then showed his anger. Saban also seemed to cool his jets pretty quickly and calmly answer her next question.

1 Crimson Tide's thrashing of Louisville in Saturday's season opener, Saban was a bit abrasive when Taylor asked a question surrounding the program's quarterback situation.

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