Saban isn’t a coach that uses emotions. He’s soulless. I understand why he does things that he does. He doesn’t care about the pushback and emotional responses that his hirings may cause. He doesn’t even think to it. It’s a good thing and a bad thing. He sees Jonathon Taylor, the football player, and not the consequences of bringing him on board. That gamble brings a think tank of ex coaches to Alabama such as Butch Jones and Kiffin which helps Saban make his adjustments.
Let me remind y’all that Muschamp went out of his way 6 months ago to stick his neck out for Durkin’s character as well, so I’m willing to bet that others are willing to give Durkin a second chance as well. Maybe the timing was wrong, but it’s not like Durkin was going to be supervising players.