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Nick Saban annoyed by recruiting allegation

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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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