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Topic: Saban blasts Jimbo/A&M...says they bought every single player

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Mdot21

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Re: Saban blasts Jimbo/A&M...says they bought every single player
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2022, 07:01:37 PM »
St Nick coaches pretty well when he has the best talent on the field
Yup. It's why he went back to college from the NFL. He said so himself.


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Re: Saban blasts Jimbo/A&M...says they bought every single player
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2022, 07:02:01 PM »
Jimbo Fisher delivered a fiery rebuttal to Alabama football coach Nick Saban's comments from Wednesday night that Texas A&M "bought every player" in its vaunted 2022 recruiting class, calling Saban's comments "despicable" numerous times in a quickly assembled 9½-minute news conference.


Fisher, who was visibly angry, said there was no truth to Saban's accusations.

"We never bought anybody," the Texas A&M coach said. "No rules are broken. Nothing was done wrong. It's a shame that you've got to sit here and defend 17-year-old kids and families and Texas A&M. Because we do things right. We're always going to do things right. We're always going to be here. We're doing a heck of a job."

Fisher seethed, obviously taking Saban's comments personally. And while he didn't name Saban, Fisher's response was similarly personal.

"It's despicable that a reputable head coach can come out and say this when he doesn't get his way," Fisher said. "The narcissist in him doesn't allow those things to happen. It's ridiculous when he's not on top."

Texas A&M signed five five-star prospects in the 2022 ESPN300, with 20 of them ranked in the top 150. The class is widely considered the top-rated group in the modern era of recruiting rankings. Fisher, who served as Saban's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at LSU from 2000 to 2004, cast accusations of his own against Saban.

"Some people think they're God," Fisher said. "Go dig into how God did his deal. You may find out ... a lot of things you don't want to know. We build him up to be the czar of football. Go dig into his past, or anybody's that's ever coached with him. You can find out anything you want to find out, what he does and how he does it. It's despicable."

Saban said Wednesday night that Alabama players made $3 million "doing it the right way" last year and that only 25 players were able to leverage name, image and likeness opportunities.
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Re: Saban blasts Jimbo/A&M...says they bought every single player
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2022, 10:55:53 PM »
Remember, NIL was forced. On the ncaa by certain states. California led the way as I recall. They didn’t want to do it, but state law trumps ncaa rules. 

My guess is that Saban/Alabama can’t compete in the new age of NIL, so he threw the players/programs that can under the bus. 

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Re: Saban blasts Jimbo/A&M...says they bought every single player
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2022, 07:57:09 AM »
U RAH RAH! WIS CON SIN!

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Re: Saban blasts Jimbo/A&M...says they bought every single player
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2022, 08:10:33 AM »
Remember, NIL was forced. On the ncaa by certain states. California led the way as I recall. They didn’t want to do it, but state law trumps ncaa rules.

My guess is that Saban/Alabama can’t compete in the new age of NIL, so he threw the players/programs that can under the bus.

Saban looks so petty and childishly vindictive in all of this. Trying to accuse the one other SEC who beat Alabama on the field and on the recruiting trial of cheating (even though Bama was in an arms race to pay Pitt transfer Jordan Addison) is all in bad faith. And good for Jimbo for taking Saban’s low blows as a chance to publicly push back. Saban deserves the PR heat.

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Re: Saban blasts Jimbo/A&M...says they bought every single player
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2022, 09:53:22 AM »
Deeply amused by all this. 

Big schools with spend-crazy boosters paying for talent? Who would have thought? 

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Re: Saban blasts Jimbo/A&M...says they bought every single player
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2022, 10:45:15 AM »
Jimbo Fisher delivered a fiery rebuttal to Alabama football coach Nick Saban's comments from Wednesday night that Texas A&M "bought every player" in its vaunted 2022 recruiting class, calling Saban's comments "despicable" numerous times in a quickly assembled 9½-minute news conference.


Fisher, who was visibly angry, said there was no truth to Saban's accusations.
Guess we won’t see those two in any more Aflac commercials
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Re: Saban blasts Jimbo/A&M...says they bought every single player
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2022, 07:56:50 PM »
Guess we won’t see those two in any more Aflac commercials
Coach Prime as well

fine with me
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Re: Saban blasts Jimbo/A&M...says they bought every single player
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2022, 08:09:32 PM »
Guess we won’t see those two in any more Aflac commercials
actually Aflac should try like hell to make that happen and play off this

kinda like the old miller lite commercials with Steinbrenner and Billy Martin

they would get a ton of views
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Re: Saban blasts Jimbo/A&M...says they bought every single player
« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2022, 08:22:07 PM »
evil insurance companies have enuff $$$ to make em kiss & make up
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Re: Saban blasts Jimbo/A&M...says they bought every single player
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2022, 08:44:08 PM »
evil insurance companies have enuff $$$ to make em kiss & make up
dont knock the duck man
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Re: Saban blasts Jimbo/A&M...says they bought every single player
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2022, 09:05:23 PM »
he's cool, it's his employer that's evil
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Re: Saban blasts Jimbo/A&M...says they bought every single player
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2022, 09:20:22 PM »
May be an image of 3 people, people playing football and text that says 'TOP 5 NIL VALUATIONS AMOUNG ENROLLED COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS BANA BRYCE YOUNG A $3.1M C.J. STROUD OHSAI $2.4M RAMA CALEB WILLIAMS $1.7M 5 WILL ANDERSON $1.3M SPENCER RATTLER $1.2M OCBS SPORTSHQ'
"Courage; Generosity; Fairness; Honor; In these are the true awards of manly sport."

 

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