Posted: 10:49 pm Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Nick Saban annoyed by recruiting allegation 

By Michael Carvell

Nick Saban wasn’t happy when asked about an allegation by former West Virginia quarterback Pat White that he “turned down a Corvette” from Alabama during his recruitment.

It happened at an Alabama booster club meeting in Nashville on Thursday night. A local reporter asked a vague question about the claim, which has been all over message boards — and he was interrupted by an Alabama spokesman who pointed out that Saban was not Alabama’s coach when White was recruited.

But Saban responded anyways — with profanity.

“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 _ _ _.”

The controversy was kicked off earlier in the week by current Alabama running back Derrick Henry, who posted an Instagram picture of himself in front of his new car, a Dodge Challenger. (UGA fans likely remember the 5-star recruit who was committed to the Bulldogs for more than a year but eventually flipped to Alabama)

Back to the story: Then White, who is now playing QB for the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos, shared a picture of Henry and his ride on his Facebook page, adding the comment: “Stop pretending like you didn’t know the crimson tide has been doing this for year. Still glad I turned down a Corvette to become a mountaineer.”

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252 comments
sweetH2O
sweetH2O

This is STILL a lead story on AJC.com?  As I've said before, Saban is occupying your (AJC) domes, rent free.  

reallygroovy
reallygroovy

well to win 3 of 4   NC ,s   something is going on

dawg4u
dawg4u

@DawgAttack- good point. I just think Saban should just tell the reporter that he has no knowledge of the subject rather than make the reporter as well as everybody who reads the article think he knows more than he's saying by using profanity sort of like a witness in court of law.

dawg4u
dawg4u

@gtcaryd - Thanks - you always come up with thought provoking posts as well!

dawg4u
dawg4u

The coach is definitely sweating when his response includes profanity. Love it. He might as well have said - "I know more about this situation than I'm willing to talk about and you just got on my last nerve."

atlfalconno1fan
atlfalconno1fan

@dawg attack...cause it burns me up...and i,m a white guy!! 

atlfalconno1fan
atlfalconno1fan

why would any young black man play for those racist southern universities like al,ga,auburn..that only care about them if the have a ball in hand take your talents to the west coast where your deeply appreciated

atlfalconno1fan
atlfalconno1fan

WHY WOULD ANY YOUNG BLACK MEN PLAY...FOR THOSE DEEPLY RACIST SCHOOLS THAT ONLY CARE ABOUT THE FACT THE CARRY A FOOTBALL...TAKE YOUR TALENTS OUT WEST WHERE THEY ARE APPRECIATED

partlycloudy
partlycloudy

Nothing new.  Auburn bought a quarterback a few years ago.  Money was paid to his father, and they got away with it.    Before we got an ethical coach at UGA, even Herschel "worked" for a car dealer one summer and got a new car.  Just give every new player the car of his choice in college, and get over it.  

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Just wanted to say there might have been a few DGDs on the Donnan jury but i myself has said not one word about it until now. I always thought he was a good coach, he had his day and he won. Good for him and his family.

KeepOnSmilingWetWillie
KeepOnSmilingWetWillie

Well we had some fun with this story and the car.  Bama has beaten 10RC 7 in a row since Nick arrived at Bama so you can understand the local writer is just trying to help out the Vols. I don't have a problem with that. Had the guy asked Nick did he plan to switch from his 3-4 to a 4-3 then they would still be standing there talking. The man doesn't have time for clutter.

The new players will be arriving within 2 weeks and that is always a big deal to see which players don't make it thru the Clearinghouse. I am hearing Bama has 1 player for sure that will go Juco or Prep School.  Bo Scarbrough is on the bubble as well and this cat is dayum good.

POAD2014
POAD2014

NCDOG   you know in your Heart UGa cheats just like the other SEC teams. UGa has their bagmen too. The proof it the issue. The colleges know how to hide the trail just like our government does. Like Obama & Hillary are lying about Benghazi but finding the proof is very difficult

gobige
gobige

He is the best coach in the biz, but he's also a bit nuts.

MDBlue
MDBlue

Get this out of the way. Bama offered Pat White a scholarship as a DB, he wanted to playQB.  Good for him, he was a superior one.  He was #3 in voting for Mr. Football in Bama and Saban recruited him and had a commitment from him to go to LSU where Nicki was the HC at the time.


Pat turned down the Corvette to play QB at WVU....smart guy   

MoistDawg
MoistDawg

keep calling names and making excuses looser bama fans you have the most sickening program in america with the possible exeption of your cousins at auburn. nobody considers your titles legit exept bama fans and when we win it we will finally bring back some class to the top. now start with the attacks bama freaks.

DawgAttack
DawgAttack

@dawg4u  I am no Saban fan, but he probably thinks it is stupid that he is asked questions that have nothing to do with his football team.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@atlfalconno1fan


In the words of Nick Saban "You can kiss my a$$" you racist, inbred incest prone Kiddie

Garten  D R O P O U T.

Columbus68
Columbus68

@atlfalconno1fan Because the west coast is leading the nation in heathenism and wrong thinking and most southern boys are raised up right even if they sometimes do not act it. Most of us do not at times but we can easily see the difference between right and wrong and a lost and wrong left coast.  Put that on top of the distance factor and the west coast will NEVER compete consistently with the God respecting southern UNited States of America...

DawgAttack
DawgAttack

@atlfalconno1fan  That is much better.  I think the young mean are smart and know that playing in the SEC increases your chance at getting the big bucks in the NFL.  Besides, our educational system is great, and the players are nearly worshipped in the land of football.  The South East.  Why go where Lacross is bigger than football?

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@POAD2014


There you go again you I D I O T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


"The proof it the issue."  is not grammatically correct sentence you  I D I O T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Good stuff about Obama and Hillary. Who wrote it for you???????

DawgAttack
DawgAttack

@POAD2014  lol, it isn't difficult about Barry (Obama) and Hillary.  Only those either in denial or lying, or ignorant say there isn't proof they lied about some stupid video.  I just want to know why Amasador Stephens was in Benghazi, why his security detail was pulled, why our military was ordered to stand down during throughout the 8 hour attack, why the homosexual community isn't up in arms about what was done to Ambassador Stephens (one of their own), and why most of the media has whitewashed this whole event.

MDBlue
MDBlue

@gobige    On this, he was an idiot,....he gave this story great legs....but it won't go anywhere....the NCAA is weak when it comes to Saban....talking about you Mr. Emmerett.


Statute of Limitations = Bama's best friend.....maybe.

NCDawg
NCDawg

@MDBlue Look up his recruitment and you will find that Bama didn't even offer him.  LSU did while Saban was there, however.  White completely undermined his own story by claiming Bama offered him a Corvette.  It would have been believable if he had pointed the finger at any of the schools that did offer him.  The story is more about Saban's reaction than the truth of White's allegation.

BrownDog
BrownDog

Warning: If swallowed, MoistDawg's posts can be fatal. See a doctor immediately, or combine milk and mustard to induce vomiting.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@MoistDawg


I am a Gator fan and Bama's 15 or so national titles.....are legit.  What is not legit is you saying they aren't.  It is almost sickening to the point that I am about to throw up. 

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@DawgAttack @dawg4u


I get tired of S O M E  of these reporters that come on to high profile coaches with  A N Y T H I N G  that might stir a little controversy.


Had I been in Saban's position and Saban's financial resources I would like to think that

I would have added a damn sight more 3 and 4 letter words and asked some embarrassing questions especially to a reporter that was either eat up with stupidity or was hoping to get some big-a$$  story going.


The reporter apparently is similar to a lot of those who post on here as though they are really in the know but actually just saw something posted by others and joined in hoping to see their contribution in print.


IMHO Kiss my A$$ was much too mild!!!!!!!!!!


Go dawgs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grant1296
Grant1296

Nobody on the planet is as intelligent as you nerd...

Ohh wait, you couldn't get in tech if your life depended on it could you GT Tard??

Let me rephrase it...nerd wanna be...

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@POAD2014 @Snagglepuss


There you go again you I D I O T !!!!!!!!!!!


"I just told him was wrong." makes no sense you  I D I O T, and you never bothered to correct your grammatical  error after I pointed it out to you!


But that is about what I should expect from an Inbred, HS Dropout with a Single Digit IQ so I am apologizing for calling you an  I D I O T because you make that perfectly clear every time you post..............................you  I D I O T !!!!!!!

POAD2014
POAD2014

@Snagglepuss call you MUTT BUDDY OUT he is the one that said DONNAN BEAT TECH. I just told him was WRONG. You azzwipe.

POAD2014
POAD2014

@kerryb as opposed to the SMART dogs you had on the field?

Tech was not playing ineligible players on purpose. The Dir of Compliance stopped doing his job(was fired) and it hurt TECH but it was not on purpose. Those players were still smarter and doing more college work than the mutt players. 

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@POAD2014


Donnan neither beat or lost to GT you  I D I O T . He was coaching and was N O T eligible you I D I O T!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you think Johnson is  S M A R T   E N O U G H  to

beat UGA  you   I D I O T????????????


"You really need to check  Y O U  facts"  is not a legitimate sentence  you HS dropout  I D I O T !!!!!!!!!!!!


You are dumb enough to be triplets you  I D I O T !!!!!!!!!!!



kerryb
kerryb

@POAD2014  If I remember right wasn't Tech using a bunch of ineligible players during that time and had to vacate most of their wins?

Domina8r
Domina8r

@Grant1296  One more chance for you, stupid.  GREEN SIDE UP!!!!!!  Laying sod can be so tough for some.

POAD2014
POAD2014

GrantMutt  you really are stupid. You think Donnan was smart enough to beat TECH? You really need to check you facts. You do know why he was fired don't you ? You are an IDIOT.