Alabama coach Nick Saban addressed the possibility that quarterback Jalen Hurts might transfer if he didn't begin the season as the starter, saying that he has a good relationship with Hurts and his family and that no one is ready to judge where the position battle stands. In a Bleacher Report article published Thursday morning, Hurts' father said his son would become the "biggest free agent in college football history" if he were to decide to leave the program. Following practice Thursday, Saban said he wasn't "concerned about what somebody else chose to write" and instead relied on conversations he has had with Hurts and his parents, which he said have been positive. Saban said he met with Hurts' father following last weekend's scrimmage and that it was a "very positive meeting." "I think we all want the same thing for all players that compete on our team, regardless of the position," Saban said. "And even though there's going to be a significant effort on a lot of folks' part -- none in this room, obviously -- who want to make this a very public thing, it's going to be handled in a very private manner." Saban said Hurts has had a good spring in which he has seen a "significant amount of improvement."
Nick Saban: We'll handle QB situation 'in very private manner'
ESPN | Apr 20