When Nick Saban told a group of Alabama activists that Texas A&M had “bought every player” in its No. 1 recruiting rankings, he hardly knew the storm those comments would cause. Skirmishes between Saban and Jimbo Fischer brought college football to the headlines in May as the two best coaches in the game let the strife spill into the public eye.
we have already consideredWednesday, Thursday, continued later that day and from SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey to both coaches.
But no amount of college football chatter, especially within the SEC, will stop until we hear from the master of chatter himself, former Florida and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier.
Spurrier was happy to weigh the quarrel in conversation with DawgNationwhere he asked why Fischer was so upset about Saban’s initial comments, asking, “Did Saban say something that wasn’t true?”
“I don’t think Saban was lying there, so I don’t know what [Fisher] was crazy” Spurrier said this week. “WITH [Fisher] beat him last year, I think now he can talk. He won few people, but last year he defeated Saban. But they haven’t won a division or anything since he’s been there.”
That “but they didn’t win the division” is a classic Spurrier ploy to cut an opponent, following in the footsteps of how he talked about Clemson when he was in South Carolina, or any number of opponents (Florida and Tennessee). come to mind) from his time in Florida.
Saban’s apology indicated that he should not have given any names, but the insinuation that Texas A&M was acting outside the rules drew Fischer’s ire. This prompted coach Aggie, who was Saban’s offensive coordinator at LSU, to criticize not only the comments, but the Alabama coach and how he is treated and treated in the college football community.
“It is amazing. Some people think they are God. Dig into how “God” did his thing. You can learn about a lot of things you don’t want to know,” Fischer said on Thursday.
“We are making him the king of football,” he continued. “Dig into his past or anyone who has ever trained with him. You can find out whatever you want, what he does and how he does it. It’s disgusting, it’s true.”
Spurrier has always had a knack for stirring things up during talk season, but even his most vehement verbal skirmish has rarely been as personal as this week’s Saban-Fischer spat.
If you haven’t already, circle October 8th as the date these two will face off in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Either Saban will get revenge and keep Alabama’s place as the team to win in the SEC West, or Fischer will get even more fuel to his fire with two straight victories against one of the greatest coaches in college football history.