Two former Alabama QB's were critical of Nick Saban in regards to his communication with them.
Cooper Bateman and Blake Barnett both cited the last season's opener against USC, in which Barnett was expected to be "the guy", and Bateman was expected to split reps with him. According to them, those were expectations based on what Saban had told them the week leading up to the game.
"According to him, I was their guy," Barnett said. "Once Jalen went in, I was expecting it. But then he went out on the next series, the next series and the next series. I don't know if everything was communicated correctly." - Barnett to ESPN's Kyle Bonagura
Both QB's would transfer from the school during the season. Barnett's transfer would lead to Saban blasting Barnett's decision to transfer on his own radio show.