Welcome to the sports media cycle in 2015.
A writer happens to be listening to a radio show (or watching, it is simulcast after all) and live tweets the interesting parts. One of those parts happens to be the host saying a source told him there’s a “chance” Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller could end up at Alabama.
.@finebaum just said he talked to a source at Alabama who said there’s “a chance” Braxton Miller comes to Alabama.
— Marc Torrence (@marctorrence) April 21, 2015
Again: anonymous source says there’s a “chance” Miller ends up in Tuscaloosa.
Cue the hysteria.
At a Crimson Caravan event Tuesday evening, Tide head coach Nick Saban was forced to address the hours-old rumor.
“I’m not really allowed to talk about any other players on any other team,” he told BamaOnLine.com. I know nothing about any such rumors. I don’t even know who you’re talking about.”
When pressed, Saban would not fully commit to never accepting a graduate transfer under any circumstances. “If there was somebody out there that I thought could help our team, we have a spot or two available that we could probably – but it would have to be the right person in the right place that could make a contribution because that would be something that would have to be good for that person and it would have to be good for us,” he said.
And, voila, Saban has “left the door open” for Miller – or, potentially, any other graduate transfer in college football under the right circumstances – to join Alabama’s roster.
Please, folks, can we wait until Miller actually commits to leaving Ohio State before discussing his next destination?