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Nick Saban Asked About What Jalen Hurts Said

Jalen Hurts of the Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Nick Saban celebrate thier win after the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Nick Saban celebrate thier win after the AllState Sugar Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts created a media firestorm when he commented on Alabama's quarterback race publicly for the first time. Hurts was benched in the title game in favor of freshman phenom Tua Tagovailoa.

Since then, a debate has raged on as to who will be the starting quarterback for the Tide during the 2018 season. On Saturday, Hurts revealed the Alabama coaching staff hasn't spoken with him regarding the QB battle.

"No one came up to me the whole spring, coaches included, no one asked me how I felt," Hurts said. "No one asked me what was on my mind. No one asked me how I felt about the things that were going on. Nobody asked me what my future held."

It was shocking to hear an Alabama player give such candid comments. Alabama's players, namely its stars, have remained out of the media spotlight in terms of comments such as these.

On Wednesday, Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban was asked about Hurts' comments.

Once again Saban downplays the quarterback battle brewing at Alabama. Who will be the starting quarterback for the Tide this season?

Stay tuned to find out. Alabama opens the season against Louisville.