Jalen Hurts may have left Alabama so he could play elsewhere as a graduate transfer, but he still appears to have a good relationship with those he left behind.

Hurts conducted an interview with ESPN “Outside the Lines” and was asked about his relationships with Nick Saban and Tua Tagovailoa. Hurts, who was a Heisman Trophy finalist with Oklahoma last season, had praise for his former coach.

“I’ve got a lot of appreciation for him and a lot of respect for him. We’re more similar than people realize,” Hurts said of Saban.