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Steve Spurrier stars as Nick Saban in Jimbo Fisher Spat

Jimbo Fisher’s next impassioned tirade could be aimed at another legendary college coach.

Steve Spurrier is on Nick Saban’s side.

Because seemingly everyone got involved in the Saban-Fisher feud, in which the Alabama coach accused the Texas A&M coach of buying “every player” into his 2022 recruit class, infuriating Fisher.

“I do not know why [Fisher] is mad at Saban,” Spurrier, the former Florida and South Carolina Hall of Fame coach, told DawgNation.com in a story published Friday. “Did Saban say something that isn’t true?”

Fisher would argue: Yes.

On Wednesday, at an event for business leaders in Birmingham, Alabama, Saban launched a tirade about new NIL rules allowing college players to make money. Saban, whose Crimson Tide lost to the Aggies last season, said Alabama “got it right” and that among other things, A&M bought all of his talent.

The next day, Fisher — a former assistant coach to Saban — called a press conference and lashed out at Saban, calling him a “narcissist” and saying it’s “despicable that a reputable head coach can come out and say that when he does.” does”. not get his way.”

Saban later apologized for singleing out Fisher. But it sounds like Spurrier didn’t encourage the apology.

“I don’t think Saban told any lies in there, so I don’t know what [Fisher] was crazy about it,” Spurrier, who last coached in 2015, told DawgNation.com. “Since [Fisher] hit him last year, i guess he can talk now.

“He hardly hit anyone, but last year he beat Saban. But they haven’t won the division or anything since he’s been there.”

https://nypost.com/2022/05/21/steve-spurrier-sides-with-nick-saban-in-jimbo-fisher-spat/ Steve Spurrier stars as Nick Saban in Jimbo Fisher Spat

JOE HERNANDEZ

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