Cardale Jones trolls Nick Saban's daughter over now-deleted tweet
Social media was in a bit of an uproar on Tuesday after Kristen Saban Setas, the daughter of Alabama head coach Nick Saban, cast doubt over a report that the College Football Playoff National Championship Game could be pushed back due to COVID-19 issues within the Ohio State program.
Setas’ tweet dismissed the Buckeyes’ reported COVID-19 issues as “BS” while suggesting the Buckeyes program was simply looking to buy time to get quarterback Justin Fields healthy. Fields took a hard hit in the 2nd quarter of the Buckeyes’ semifinal blowout win over Clemson in the Sugar Bowl, but despite returning to the contest, and despite head coach Ryan Day stating that Fields would be available on Monday, the exact nature of his injury is still unknown.
Buckeye fans are all too familiar with fielding a backup quarterback in the Playoff against the Crimson Tide, though. In the 2015 Sugar Bowl semifinal, Cardale Jones, making only his 2nd career start in relief of J.T. Barrett, and running back Ezekiel Elliott guided 4th-seeded Ohio State to a 42-35 win over Alabama en route to a national championship win over Oregon.
Setas ended up deleting her Twitter account altogether, but Jones was still all too eager to remind her of that game from 6 years ago:
😅 sure you wanna face another backup from OSU? You know what happen last time right…. pic.twitter.com/gYkA8bQ5m0
— Cardale Jones (@CJ1two) January 5, 2021
It would be interesting to see Setas’ response, but, again, she deleted her Twiter account. It remains to be seen if she rejoins the platform, but there’s no doubt she’ll get wind of Jones’ tweet sooner or later.