Jalen Milroe had the pleasure of playing quarterback in Nick Saban's final season as Alabama football coach. The legend decided to retire following a playoff berth and subsequent loss to Michigan.
The talented quarterback had an interesting year which saw him get benched early on only to recapture the starting job and lead Alabama to an SEC title and playoff berth. No one expected the Tide to beat Georgia for the SEC title, but Milroe played a large part in that, along with the elite coaching of Saban.
But now that Saban is retired, Milroe felt the need to explore his options before deciding to ultimately stay with Alabama and play for new head coach Kalen DeBoer.
Milroe was asked about his former head coach's decision to retire after the season and instead of giving some long-winded emotional answer, he made it humorous which you have to respect.
I mean, Milroe isn't exactly wrong there. Saban is 72 years old and his next milestone is that 100-year-old mark so he has to be fine with him retiring. It's good to see that Milroe isn't crushed by Saban's retirement and is playing it off with some humor.
Saban did have a full career and won six national titles at Alabama and he was choked fourth-quarter lead away from potentially winning No. 7 this year. I think if Milroe doesn't have those bad snaps affect him, Alabama is beating Washington for a national title. It's easy to dwell on that now, but it's the truth.
It's nice to see that Milroe is letting Saban retire and head toward 100 in peace.