Gone Too Far? Nick Saban Apologizes to Jimbo Fisher
Alabama head coach Nick Saban apologized to Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies on Thursday afternoon after accusing them of buying recruits last year since the NIL Policy went into effect.
“I should have never really singled anybody out. That was a mistake and I really apologize for that part of it," said Saban in an interview on Sirius XM ESPNU Radio Channel 84.
In an interview during an event for The 2022 World Games on Wednesday evening, Saban went on a rant about his SEC West rival, implying that Fisher is using NIL deals to get prospects.
"We were second in recruiting last year, A&M was first. A&M bought every player on their team," said Saban.
The greatest coach of all-time caused a whirlwind on social media which caused Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher to hold a press conference Thursday morning, ripping Saban for his comments and denying "cheating" accusations.
“I really wasn’t saying that anybody did anything illegal in using name, image and likeness. I didn’t say that," Saban continued. "That was something assumed by what I said. That’s not what I meant nor what I said."
Saban also noted that he's tried to reach out to Fisher since the comments but he didn't pick up.