Nick Saban and ESPN's Maria Taylor Are Good

Last weekend's Alabama game became a side show to an exchange between Nick Saban and ESPN's Maria Taylor. The question was completely legit: "What answers did you have about your quarterbacks after watching both of them play tonight?" 

But Coach Saban wasn't happy and immediately lashed out at her, telling her to "quit asking" about his quarterbacks. 


Social media immediately came to Maria Taylor's defense, and there's really little question that Nick Saban was in the wrong here. 


The good news is that even Coach Saban understood he owed an apology. Maria Taylor, speaking to ESPN's Paul Finebaum, acknowledges that Saban apologized even before hearing about all the backlash: 

"I received a call from Saban even before I got to the highway leaving the stadium. That's how passionate he was about getting the apology out. It wasn't after he heard a backlash about it or negative talk, it was how he felt immediately in that moment. And I'm so thankful, and I respect him for making that call."


So Nick has apologized, and Maria has accepted his apology. And for what it's worth, Saban finally answered the question everyone wanted answered a couple of days later: Tua Tagovailoa is the starting quarterback for the Crimson Tide. 

We can all move along now.


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