Alabama coach Nick Saban has been one of the loudest voices in the push for name, image and likeness reform even though the ability for student-athletes to profit off of their visibility has only been in existence for 11 months. He has been an advocate for streamlining a process that is heavily governed by individual state laws, that he got into a war of words with Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher earlier this month saying that Texas A&M “bought” its 2022 recruiting class — the best class in 247Sports history.
Saban was asked about that little dust-up Tuesday at the SEC spring meetings in Destin, Florida, and further apologized for mentioning Texas A&M by name.
“I didn’t really say that anybody did anything wrong,” Saban said. “I didn’t say anybody did anything wrong, OK, and I’ve said everything I’m gonna say about this. I should have never mentioned any individual institutions, and I said that before.”