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Fisher Rips Into Saban's Past: 'Go Dig Into How God Did His Deal'

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher alleges that Alabama coach Nick Saban isn't all he's cracked up to be

Jimbo Fisher couldn’t have made his point any clearer with a bullhorn.

“We didn’t buy any players.”

The Texas A&M football coach activated his own Emergency Broadcast System with a Thursday morning diatribe aimed at the “czar of college football.” Responding to Alabama coach Nick Saban asserting that every one of the Aggies in the No. 1 recruiting class were “bought” with NIL deals, Fisher went scorched earth on his former boss.


“It’s disgusting what we’re into right now,” he said, “especially by the people throwing the darts who have no glass in their house.”

Fisher said he his dad would’ve slapped him upside the head if he was ever caught lying or cheating. As for Saban …

“Maybe somebody should have slapped him,” Fisher barked.

Saban has obviously rubbed many the wrong way over the years. His gruff personality and outspokenness are tolerated because he wins. More than anyone else. And his line of assistants who go on to be head coaches is legendary.

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Fisher is one of those coaches. So is Georgia’s Kirby Smart, who beat Saban and the Crimson Tide for the national championship in January. Those two were the first two former Saban assistants to beat their one-time boss.


“I don’t mind confrontation,” he said. “Lived with it my whole life. Kinda like it. Backing away from it isn’t how I was raised.”

Fisher’s parting word for the state of Texas A&M football is what this was all about. He is standing up for the program and not about to back down from anyone.

Even Nick Saban.

“We’re not going anywhere,” Fisher said. “We still have a lot of work to do. We’re not where we want to be. This is going to be a great program and we’re building it into a great program.”

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