Justin Taylor’s coach hears from Saban’s sensitive side:
Did Saban mention anything about the public reaction to the situation?
“Yes. He said he caught a lot of flack for it and took a lot of criticism. He wasn’t mad at Justin for anything. He said stuff like this is just the nature of the beast. That’s really all that was said about it.”
Okay, maybe it wasn’t that sensitive.
Seriously, though, read the rest of the Q&A and tell me if you see anything there that amounts to a binding commitment on Saban’s part to sign Taylor next season. I didn’t see word one about anything being put in writing and it sure sounds like there’s a huge back door if the kid’s knee doesn’t ever pass the smell test.
That all being said, it sounds like Taylor is certain about what he wants and he can’t complain at this point about not knowing the lay of the land. More power to him and I hope it works out for the best.