SEC issues public reprimands following Nick Saban, Jimbo Fisher drama
Right now, it’s the spat heard around the college football world.
Unless they have been living under a rock, fans are bound to have heard about the drama involving Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher. It all started Wednesday evening.
It began when Saban leveled an accusation at the Aggies revolving around their record-breaking recruiting class. According to Saban, A&M “bought” every player in that 2022 recruiting class.
Thursday morning, Fisher took the time to respond during a press conference. He fired back at Saban, saying “some people think they’re God.” Fisher even leveled some heavy accusations about Saban’s past and his ascent to arguably the greatest head coach in college football history.
Needless to say, the SEC offices were not thrilled with that back-and-forth, particularly in very public comments. In response, the SEC issued public reprimands of both head coaches.
“The membership of the Southeastern Conference has established expectations for conduct and sportsmanship that were not met last night nor today,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “A hallmark of the SEC is intense competition within an environment of collaboration. Public criticism of any kind does not resolve issues and creates a distraction from seeking solutions for the issues facing college athletics today. There is tremendous frustration concerning the absence of consistent rules from state to state related to name, image and likeness. We need to work together to find solutions and that will be our focus at the upcoming SEC Spring Meetings.”
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) May 19, 2022