Kimber Fisher did nothing.
The Texas A&M football coach hit back at Nick Saban on Thursday after the Alabama football coach accused the Aggies of buying players through a name, image and likeness trade Wednesday night. Fisher called Saban a “narcissist” during an impromptu news conference Thursday morning and called his remarks “despicable.”
“Some people think they’re gods,” Fisher said of Saban. “Go and dig up how God made his deal. You might find a guy, a lot of things you don’t want to know. We raised him to be this football czar. Go and dig up his past or whoever coached with him. … you can find anything you want to know what he does and how he does it.”
At a business event in Birmingham, Alabama, on Wednesday, Saban lamented how the NIL deal went beyond college football. He cited Jackson State and Texas A&M as examples of schools he believes are breaking the rules, accusing them of plans to buy players. The Aggies are entering the 2022 season with the highest recruiting class in the country.
“I mean, we were No. 2 in hiring last year,” Saban said. “A&M was the first. A&M bought every player on their team – made a deal for name, image and likeness. We didn’t buy a player, okay? Maintaining that in the future because more and more people are doing it. It’s hard.”
Texas A&M HC Jimbo Fisher just hit back at Nick Saban saying they “buy” recruits.
Fisher called Saban a “narcissist” and said he wouldn’t answer his calls.
“We made him this football czar. To dig into his past.” pic.twitter.com/iG4UQ4BH3I
– Ali Merov (@MySportsUpdate) May 19, 2022
Fisher, who coached under LSU’s Saban, told reporters that the seven-time national champion called him last night after the comments started going viral.
“We’re done,” Fisher said, adding that he didn’t answer the phone.
In his glowing defense, Fisher said Texas A&M abides by NCAA rules while recruiting seven five-star recruits last year.
“I don’t cheat. I don’t lie,” Fisher said. “If you did, my old man slapped me. Maybe someone should slap me [Saban]. “