Jimbo Fisher Takes Unnecessary Shot at Nick Saban
Last Wednesday was a busy day for the sport of college football and name image and likeness deals. Nick Saban told the media on Wednesday at an event for the World Games in Birmingham that Texas A&M bought every recruit they had in the 2022 class.
In Saban's defense Texas A&M had eight wins last year and Fisher signed an all time high eight five stars in this years recruiting class according to 24/7 sports.
The 2013 National Champion was quick to fire back at Saban regarding paying players and cheating. "I don't cheat and I don't lie. I learned that when I was a kid, if you did that, your old man slapped you 'side the head. Maybe somebody should've slapped him."
The five-time SEC coach of the year went on to apologize for his comments to Jimbo Fisher as well as to head coach of Jackson State Deion Sanders after Saban accused him of paying a recruit a million dollars to come play for the Tigers.
The seven-time National Champion was not wrong regarding his comments about Fisher and his recruiting style. Let's be honest, how do you have as many five-star recruits as you do wins the year prior without giving out some sort of compensation?
Part of the problem is with Jimbo Fisher not taking ownership when discussing NIL deals for recruits. At this time in college athletics, it is okay to pay athletes, whereas a few years ago it was considered a violation. If Fisher wants to say, he has a good NIL system that helps with recruiting that's perfectly fine, but enough is enough with the lying when it comes to recruiting.