Alabama’s Nick Saban Says He Has “No Problems” With Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher After NIL War of Words

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With the beginning of the SEC Spring Meetings Tuesdayall college football knew which topic was going to be the focus.

The audience spat in the middle Alabama coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher was in first place, with the world of college football waiting with bated breath for more fireworks.

12 October 2019; College Station, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher shake hands as the match ends at Kyle Field.

12 October 2019; College Station, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher shake hands as the match ends at Kyle Field.
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Saban’s first question on Tuesday was about his allegation that Texas A&M had “bought” the entire recruiting class with NIL money.

“I didn’t really say someone did something wrong,” Saban he said when asked about his past comments.

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“I’ve said everything I’m going to say about this,” Saban continued. “I should never have mentioned any individual institution, and I’ve said that before. Some sort of uniform standard of Name, Image and Likeness that supports some kind of fair national competition, I think is really very important in college track and field. And college football “.

Saban also said it’s all for “the players who do whatever they can” but called for a more transparent way of dealing with the NIL.

Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher reacts after a defeat to the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on November 27, 2021 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher reacts after a defeat to the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on November 27, 2021 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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“I have no problem with Jimbo,” added Saban. “I have no problem with Jimbo.”

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The war of words began on May 18 when Saban discussed the new era of Name, image and likeness (NIL) at a conference in Birmingham, Alabama.

“I know the consequences will be difficult for people who are spending a lot of money to get players,” Saban said. via AL.com. “You’ve read about them, you know who they are. We were second in recruiting last year. A&M was first. A&M bought all the players on their team. They made a deal by name, image and likeness.

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban looks on during the second half of the College Football Playoff Championship soccer game against Georgia on Monday January 10, 2022 in Indianapolis.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban looks on during the second half of the College Football Playoff Championship soccer game against Georgia on Monday January 10, 2022 in Indianapolis.
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the next day, Fisher has called an impromptu press conferenceblasting Saban for his comments and saying the Alabama manager had attempted to call him, but Fisher refused to answer.

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“Some people think they are God. Find out how God made his covenant. You may find out about a guy, a lot of things you don’t want to know. We build him to be this soccer czar. Go dig into his past or anyone who has ever coached. with him. You can find out anything you want to find out what he does and how he does it, “Fisher said at the press conference.

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Fisher denied any wrongdoing on the part of Texas A&M in obtaining the number one recruiting class in the country.

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