(FanNation) The feud between Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher might have another wrinkle to it. A month after the two head coaches exchanged back-and-forth statements about Texas A&M’s recruiting practices regarding name, image and likeness (NIL) deals, the Aggies are once again at the center of speculation following a recent video posted on social media Thursday.
Last month, Nick Saban called out Texas A&M’s recruiting practices, stating that the Aggies “bought every player on their team,” through NIL deals. Fisher promptly responded during a press conference, denying the remarks while questioning Saban’s character.
“You can call me anything you want to call me, but you ain’t calling me a cheat,” Fisher said. “I don’t cheat and I don’t lie. I learned that when I was a kid. If you did, the old man would slap you upside the head. Maybe somebody should have slapped him.”
Fisher went on to call Saban’s comments “despicable,” stating Texas A&M has never bought players or broken any rules in its recruiting of players. However. A video of a Texas A&M staffer seems to refute that.
The clip shows the staffer pointing to the luxury suits inside Texas A&M’s Kyle Field before stating, “Y’all getting a lot of money from the people behind these suites if you decide to come play here.”
“Y’all getting a lot of money from the people behind these suites if you decide to come play here”
But Jimbo was highly offended when Saban said they bought their class 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/z456YcnNIS
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By NCAA rules, colleges are not allowed to use potential NIL deals to recruit players to their programs. Additionally, violations of the established rules are referred to NCAA Bylaw 13.01.2: