Jimbo Fisher delivered a fiery rebuttal to Alabama coach Nick Saban’s comments from Wednesday night that Texas A&M “bought every player” in its vaunted 2022 recruiting class, calling Saban’s comments “despicable” numerous times in a quickly assembled 9½-minute news conference.
Fisher, who was visibly angry, said there was no truth to Saban’s accusations.
“We never bought anybody,” the Texas A&M coach said. “No rules are broken. Nothing was done wrong. It’s a shame that you’ve got to sit here and defend 17-year-old kids and families and Texas A&M. Because we do things right. We’re always going to do things right. We’re always going to be here. We’re doing a heck of a job.”
Fisher seethed, obviously taking Saban’s comments personally. And while he didn’t name Saban, Fisher’s response was similarly personal.
“It’s despicable that a reputable head coach can come out and say this when he doesn’t get his way,” Fisher said. “The narcissist in him doesn’t allow those things to happen. It’s ridiculous when he’s not on top.”