Morgantown, West Virginia – Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher, who were both born and raised in Northcentral West Virginia, are two of the most successful college football coaches in the nation.
Saban, who is the head coach at Alabama, and Fisher, who is the head coach at Texas A&M, have been friendly in the past, but the pressures of recruiting has clearly caused a rift.
Yesterday, Saban had the following to say about Fisher’s #1 ranked recruiting class: “We were second in recruiting last year. A&M was first. A&M bought every player on their team – made a deal for name, image and likeness. We didn’t buy one player.”
In response, Fisher lashed back by saying, “Nick called me. I didn’t take the call. We’re done. He’s the greatest ever? When you have all the advantages, it’s easy.”
Fisher added that it was ironic that Nick Saban made the comments about soliciting money: “When you walk on water, I guess it doesn’t matter. I don’t cheat. I don’t lie. If you did my old man slapped me across the face. Maybe someone should have slapped him.”
Texas A&M HC Jimbo Fisher just fired back at Nick Saban for saying they "bought" recruits.
Fisher calls Saban a "narcissist" and says he won't take his call.
"We built him up to be this czar of football. Go dig into his past." pic.twitter.com/iG4UQ4BH3I
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) May 19, 2022
Nick Saban says Texas A&M bought its top-ranked signing class.
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) May 19, 2022