In short, Saban was presenting to local business leaders at some function. Saban goes off on a little tangent saying that A&M's entire recruiting class was bought and paid for (pay for play) and that is not the intent of NIL. While Alabama players have gone out themselves to find agents and deals themselves (according to Saban).
Alabama coach Nick Saban accused Texas A&M of "buying" its top-ranked signing class as he lamented the effect of the current NIL model on recruiting.www.espn.com
This is the college football equivalent of the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp trial. Just a bunch of unnecessary drama when the reality is they are both equally insufferable and guilty.
I think Jimbo comes off as the clown here. Saban/Alabama at this point is self sustaining. NIL or not, they are simply going to get top talent year in and year out BUT they sure don't want others to be able to compete at their level out there recruiting. Jimbo/A&M are leveraging "NIL" to be able to compete and have little **** syndrome about some pointing that fact out. We all know that they can't compete at that level organically right now.
SEC is a cesspool all around though.
Saban is a slimeball but I'm suppsoe to take a guy named Jimbo who thinks the word "ain't" is part of the English language seriously?This after Saban said A&M bought it's recruiting class last night:
Naw, Johnny Depp is weird and has some issues, but Amber Heard is a straight up psychopath.This is the college football equivalent of the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp trial. Just a bunch of unnecessary drama when the reality is they are both equally insufferable and guilty.
It's more than a bit hypocritical from Saban to complain about pay for play when he's benefitted from it for years before NIL. Now that the playing field has leveled with everyone able to pay players he doesn't like the competition.