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Friday Headlines: Nick Saban vs. Jimbo Fisher

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NCAA Football: Alabama at Texas A&M John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports

Earlier in the week Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban had ripped Texas A&M Head Coach Jimbo Fisher for “buying players.” Fisher clapped back on Thursday with a juicy quote that has us all ready for their matchup in Tuscaloosa that’s scheduled for October 8th.

Fisher said “It’s despicable that a reputable head coach can come out and say this when he doesn’t get his way or things don’t go his way. The narcissist in him doesn’t allow those things to happen...Some people think they’re God.”

Neither coach has “held back” in their comments here and both received a public reprimand from the Southeastern Conference. This is of course the softest form of “punishment” the SEC could have given the two coaches and no one should be surprised. It’s not like the two met outside a College Station or Tuscaloosa bar and threw hands at each other.

These comments do add gallons of fuel to the fire for their matchup this season and the continued recruiting war that Texas A&M (for whatever reason) has become extremely competitive in. A&M leads the 2022 recruiting rankings with eight five star players and 19 four star players. Alabama is a close second with three five stars and 19 four stars. Kentucky finds themselves with a top-15 class, landing 10 four stars and 10 three stars to rank 14th.

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Insane.

Headlines

UK Tennis takes out top-seeded TCU, advances to Final Four - Cats Pause

It’s their first appearance in program history.

Jimbo Fisher rips Nick Saban’s NIL accusations - ESPN

This is so juicy.

ESPN updates mock after NBA Draft Lottery - Cats Pause

Shaedon Sharpe appears to be locked in the top-6.

Phil Mickelson ‘was not missed’ at PGA Championship dinner - ESPN

Oof.

UK signee to appear in upcoming LeBron James movie - Cats Pause

Pretty cool for Chris Livingston.

Woods says leg ‘hurts,’ finishes with first-round 74 - ESPN

His weekend odds aren’t looking too hot.

October 8th could be legendary Saturday for SEC football - KSR

Can’t get here fast enough.

Max Scherzer out 6-8 weeks with an oblique strain - USA Today

Tough break for the future HoF pitcher.