TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama coach Nick Saban closed Colorado State week with his Wednesday news conference that featured a nice exchange between the coach and a reporter.
Last Saturday, Saban said the plan was always to give backup quarterback Tua Tagovailoa some snaps with the first-team offense. Tagovailoa briefly replaced starter Jalen Hurts in the first half against Fresno State.
Asked how he plans to handle playing both quarterbacks on Saturday, Saban didn’t want to reveal his strategy.
“We haven’t decided how we’re going to play the guys and I wouldn’t tell you if I did,” Saban said. “I don’t mind you asking the question but I don’t need to answer it. But I will call Colorado State and tell them exactly what I want to do as soon as we get out of here. I know Mike Bobo, his dad lives up by my house in Lake Burton. So I’ll call them up and tell them who we’re playing, when, how long, when we’re putting them in, we’ll tell them the whole thing. Is that all right, is that alright with you?”
Nick Saban: "I don't mind you asking the question, but I don't need to answer it." 😂 pic.twitter.com/NWVcUNjxeA
— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) September 13, 2017
Alabama hosts Colorado State on Saturday inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Read more about what Saban discussed here. Watch Saban’s full interview below.