Many coaches have learned from Nick Saban throughout his tenure as a head coach, and now the teacher is having to compete with the students with three of those coaches in the conference.

Kirby Smart at Georgia came close to defeating Saban in the National Championship game, Jeremy Pruitt will get his opportunity on October 20, and Jimbo Fisher was defeated in the season opener of the 2017 season. Fisher now with the Texas A&M Aggies looks to close in on Saban in the conference.

Former Alabama head coach Gene Stallings has ties to both the Crimson Tide and the Aggies and he joined The Game with Ryan Fowler for his weekly Wednesday segment to discuss some similarities between Saban and Fisher, Steve Spurrier getting back into coaching, his reason for stepping away from coaching and did he think about getting back into coaching.

He also discussed the CHIP in for RISE School Fundraiser and the Tournament of Champions golf event on April 26 and took questions from the listeners.

For more of Coach Stallings conversation make sure you check out the video above the article. Make sure you listen to Coach Stallings every Wednesday at 5 p.m. CT on The Game with Ryan Fowler.

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