Alabama coach Nick Saban wasn't pleased with being asked about former West Virginia QB Pat White's Facebook post Thursday evening.
Earlier in the week, Alabama RB Derrick Henry posted a picture of a new Dodge Challenger to Instagram and many fans jumped at the chance to question where Henry got the car. White didn't let it go ignored either and used it to say he turned down a Corvette from Alabama.
"I didn't even know it happened so I can't comment on it," Saban told The Tennesseean when the subject of White's claim came up. "Is that the best thing we can talk about? Kiss my ass."
White posted the status Wednesday night saying "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."
Is there any veracity to White's claim? If there was, the offer would have certainly come from a booster. Plus, it's a story that hasn't been told before, at least widely, and there's no evidence to back it up.
Saban wasn't even at Alabama when White was being recruited in 2004. Mike Shula was the Alabama coach from 2003-2006 before Saban arrived in 2007.
White is from Daphne, Ala. He was a three-star recruit out of high school according to Rivals, and as a dual-threat quarterback, went to West Virginia to run the read-option offense for the Mountaineers and then-coach Rich Rodriguez. He won 34 games in his career with West Virginia.
As we said Tuesday, there's no proof that Henry's family didn't pay for the car. However, as is the case in the current college football environment, its mere presence didn't stop the questions from flying. Let this situation be a lesson to other college athletes: don't post a picture of a new car on social media unless you want to deal with the backlash.
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