Nick Saban addresses comments from Jalen Hurts' father
Nick Saban addressed the elephant in the room.
That is, what he thought about the comments made by Jalen Hurts’ father in a story that was published on Thursday. The story detailed how Hurts would transfer if he wasn’t named the starter at Alabama.
After that report came out, Saban got a chance to talk about what he thought about that. Saban said that he met with Hurts’ father after Saturday’s scrimmage, but that their meeting was positive.
Nick Saban said he had a meeting with Jalen Hurts' dad on Saturday after the scrimmage.
Said he was positive and upbeat during the meeting. Said Hurts' dad was positive as well.
"No one knows what the outcome of this situation is going to bring for us"
— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) April 19, 2018
Saban said he sat down with Jalen Hurts' father after the second scrimmage last Saturday and they had a positive discussion.
While this is a public competition, the decision will be private and "I don't think there's an issue or problem from my standpoint."
— Alex Byington (@abyingtonTD) April 19, 2018
Saban on Jalen Hurts’ article and dad comments: had a meeting with his dad Saturday after scrimmage. Was positive. We all want the same thing. Going to be a significant effort on people’s part to make this public, but it’s going to be a private matter.
— Simone Eli (@SimoneEli_TV) April 19, 2018
Nick Saban on Jalen Hurts article and transferring: I had a meeting with Jalen’s dad after second scrimmage. It’s going to be handled in a private manner. Jalen’s done a great job and had significant improvement. But everyone has career decisions to make.
— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) April 19, 2018
Saban also added another thought.
“I’m not really concerned what somebody else chose to write,” Saban added.
He’s definitely not concerned about one story and what it’ll mean for the future of his accomplished quarterback. As for whether Saban had any more conversations with Hurts privately since the story was published, that’s unknown.
Hurts will have a chance to shine in Alabama’s spring game on Saturday with Tua Tagovailoa nursing his hand injury.