It’s a great factor that Alabama and Texas A&M are scheduled to face one another subsequent season, as a result of they’ve a rating to settle.
Nick Saban spoke to enterprise leaders at a cocktail party in Birmingham, Alabama, on Wednesday forward of the World Video games within the metropolis. The Alabama coach was as soon as once more crucial of the best way some applications are violating the Identify, Picture and Likeness guidelines. This time, Saban mentioned Texas A&M by name and singled them out.
“I do know the consequence goes to be troublesome for the people who find themselves spending tons of cash to get gamers. You examine it, who they’re. We have been second in recruiting final yr. A&M was first. A&M purchased each participant on their workforce. Made a deal for title, picture and likeness,” Saban stated, via AL.com’s Mike Rodak.
“We didn’t purchase one participant. Aight? However I don’t know if we’re going to have the ability to maintain that sooner or later, as a result of increasingly persons are doing it. It’s powerful.”
These are direct pictures at A&M, which has faced all kinds of allegations over its recruiting methods. In accordance with 247Sports, Texas A&M has the No.1-ranked recruiting class, whereas Alabama is ranked second.
Is Saban making an attempt to get NIL guidelines enforced strictly? Or is he making an attempt to get Alabama enterprise leaders to step up and fund this system? For now, it looks as if he’s simply making an attempt to place it on the document that he’s not violating guidelines, whereas A&M is.
A&M coach Jimbo Fisher is a former Saban assistant. Final yr, he turned the primary former Saban assistant to beat the mastermind.
This yr, the groups are set to face off in Tuscaloosa on Oct. 8. There isn’t any doubt that the Tide may have that sport circled. It may get ugly.