College Football Now Providing More Drama Than Daytime Television

Nick Saban set the college football world ablaze on Wednesday.

The Alabama head coach flat-out accused Texas A&M of buying its top-rated 2022 recruiting class.

“I mean, we were second in recruiting last year,” Saban told a local group of business leaders in Birmingham. “A&M was first. A&M bought every player on their team — made a deal for name, image, likeness. We didn’t buy one player, alright? But I don’t know if we’re gonna be able to sustain that in the future because more and more people are doing it. It’s tough.”

And Saban didn’t stop there, also referencing Jackson State landing 5-star Travis Hunter with a reported $1M NIL deal.

“Jackson State paid a guy $1 million last year who was a really good Division I player to come to their school,” said Saban. “It was in the paper, and they bragged about it. No one did anything about it.” 

Deion Sanders, head coach at Jackson State, was not happy with the allegations.

“You best believe I will address that LIE Coach SABAN told tomorrow,” Sanders wrote on Twitter. “I was & awakened by my son @ShedeurSanders that sent me the article stating that WE PAYED @TravisHunterJr a Million to play at @GoJSUTigersFB ! We as a PEOPLE don’t have to pay our PEOPLE to play with our PEOPLE.”

Hunter also had his own response.

Jimbo Fisher, head coach at Texas A&M, quickly called a press conference on Thursday morning to address Saban’s remarks, calling the Crimson Tide head coach a “narcissist.”

“I know how some of those guys recruit, too,” Fisher said. “Go dig into that. I know the history, I know the tradition and I know things. Trust me, you don’t want to go down that avenue.”

“Some people think they’re God. Go dig into how God did his deal. You may find out about a guy, a lot of things you don’t want to know. You make him the czar of college football. Go dig into his past.” 

Sadly, this is what college football has become. The have nots now have something they can utilize in an effort to catch up with the haves. While it may destroy the very foundation of the sport we all love, at the same time it will also provide us with plenty of drama in the coming months. I mean, who needs daytime television when we’ve got Saban, Fisher, and Primetime airing dirty laundry in public.

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