Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher’s firestorm prompts the SEC to deny media availability

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A continuation of the 24-hour feud between Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher will have to wait another day. The SEC coach’s fireworks display is now in a forced hiatus, courtesy of Greg Sankey, commissioner of the Southeastern Conference.

Paul Pabst, producer of Dan Patrick’s showannounced that Sankey would cut off the party, tweeting, “Today we were going to have Lane Kiffin on the show, but the SEC release said no media / no comments to all SEC coaches.”

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FILE - In this March 11, 2020 photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

FILE – In this March 11, 2020 photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Lane Kiffin, who appealed tweet Commando gifs While he was speechless during the coaching drama, Pabst said he was “asked” not to comment or do any media outside of Thursday’s coverage.

FILE – Alabama manager Nick Saban watches players warm up for the College Football Playoff Championship NCAA football game against Georgia on January 10, 2022 in Indianapolis.
(Photo AP / Paul Sannya, File)

Sankey clearly hopes to avoid a repeat on Thursday when Fisher became scorched earth on Saban, his former boss. At one point Fisher implied that Bama’s coach considered himself a higher power, saying, “Some people think they are God. Find out how God made his deal and you may find out about a guy many things you did.” I don’t want to know. We build him to be the czar of football, we dig into his past or anyone who has ever coached with him. “

Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher speaks in midfield with Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Crimson Tide defeated the Aggies 45-23.

Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher speaks in midfield with Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 22, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Crimson Tide defeated the Aggies 45-23.
(Wesley Hitt / Getty Images)

Eventually Deion Sanders joined about the early afternoon war or the words that continued into the early evening and early Friday morning hours. Even OutKick founder Clay Travis chimed in on college football’s biggest off-season beef, tweeting, “Good God, this is like a boxing match promo. How wild is A & M-Bama going to be this year ?!”

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Although Sankey, on behalf of the SEC, he publicly rebuked Saban and FisherThere is currently no confirmation that conference coaches should avoid further comment.

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