Jimbo Fisher and the Texas A&M Aggies made waves at National Signing Day, bringing in a whopping total of four five-star recruits and 22 players ranked in the ESPN 300. It was the number-one signing class, but many were skeptical of how the Aggies got it done. An anonymous message board poster by the name of “Sliced Bread” made wild claims that Fisher and Texas A&M had $30 million of recruiting power at their disposal. Fellow college football head coaches Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin expressed their skepticism with Fisher’s recruiting- and the Aggies head coach shot back in a fiery rant aimed at those trumpeting Texas A&M NIL (name, image and likeness) claims.
Jimbo Fisher teed off on Lane Kiffin, Nick Saban, college football writers, the Internet and everyone saying A&M is buying recruits with NIL money. Enjoy: pic.twitter.com/kcxyT211aC
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 2, 2022
Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher went off on Nick Saban, Lane Kiffin, “Sliced Bread”, and anyone else who doubts how the Aggies reeled in the number-one recruiting class. Saban had said he “draws the line” when NIL is used to bring players in. Meanwhile, Kiffin said that the Aggies would “incur a luxury tax” for their recruiting.
Fisher wasn’t having any of it, calling those head coaches, and others, ‘clowns.’ Aggies fans will appreciate the Texas A&M head coach’s words in his most fiery defense of the program against Saban, Kiffin and others for their NIL claims, via ESPN.
The hypocrisy is a joke,” Fisher said. “It’s an absolute joke. And it’s insulting to our staff, how hard we work, how we do things. It’s insulting to Texas A&M because there ain’t a better place to go to school and play ball.
Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher feels there is a hypocrisy in college football, namely from Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin, over these NIL accusations. He feels they’re insulting because “there ain’t a better place to go to school and play ball” than Texas A&M.
Here’s hoping Fisher’s Aggies meet up with Saban’s Crimson Tide or Kiffin’s Rebels.