Earlier this week Alabama’s Derrick Henry posted a picture on Instagram next to crimson colored sports car. Scandalous, right? On Wednesday former West Virginia quarterback Pat White chimed in on Facebook, writing, “Stop pretending like you didn’t know the crimson tide has been doing this for years. Still glad I turned down a Corvette to become a mountaineer.”
Most online recruiting sources, such as Rivals, say Alabama never offered White a scholarship. Anyways, reporters caught up with current Alabama coach Nick Saban on Thursday at Crimson Caravan event in Nashville, Tenn., and someone broached White’s social media musings. It might be worth noting the fact Saban was coach of LSU at the time White was being recruiting out of high school.
Saban’s contempt for the question is, well, honest.
At Nashville reporter broached White’s claims of improper offers in the recruiting process. Alabama spokesman Jeff Purinton stepped in and said Saban was not with the program at the time of White’s recruitment.
But Saban responded anyway. “I didn’t even know it happened,” he said. “So I can’t comment on it. … Is that the best thing we can talk about? … kiss my ass.”
We probably can all relate with Saban in this case. Is something on social media the best we have to talk about? Wait, don’t answer that.