Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher and An All-Out SEC War

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Sports Illustrated

By Pat Forde The coaches’ blunt comments have taken this public feud to a level maybe never seen in college football. The date is Oct. 8. Texas A&M at Alabama. Circle it in red. Hell, circle it in blood. This has immediately escalated into the most bitter rivalry of 2022—if not ever. In a jaw-dropping span of less than 14 hours, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban launched an attack on Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher, saying A&M “bought every player on their team,” and Fisher responded with scorched-earth fury. In a hastily arranged press conference, Fisher called his former boss’s comments “despicable,” …

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