Jimbo Fisher doubled down on his defense of Texas A&M enlistment in an interview with a San Antonio television station, saying that only one of the 11 Aggies enlistment first class enlistees have a zero-deal.
Fisher was furious last week when Alabama coach Nick Saban spoke to a business group in Alabama saying, “A&M bought every player on their team — cut a deal for name, photo, and example. We didn’t buy one player, okay?”
The Aegis coach responded by calling for a press conference Thursday morning and tearing up Saban, saying “we never bought anyone”, calling Saban a “despite” and saying “some people think they are God.”
Sunday night, KSAT aired an interview with Fisher He scored on Friday when the coach visited town to speak to the Alumni Club.
“I just looked into this,” Fisher said in the interview. “Of our 11 guys who came early? One guy has a zero-zero deal. So all these stories you hear are complete lies.”
He reiterated that he had already been on defense since signing day in February when he questioned social media posts that claimed Aggies had a $30 million fund for NIL deals.
“He wrote on social media,” Fisher told reporter Greg Simmons. You have news channels [that] So true. And you believe it.”
Then Fisher began to question Simmons.
“I’m asking you,” Fisher said. “Have you done your research? No, I just assumed. And that’s the way this world is now. Once it’s written on social media and someone says it, you believe it. So where does that put you guys as reporters?”
“Nobody wants the truth. You want a story and a click and a hit.”
Fisher reiterated, he said Thursday, that he did not speak to Saban and did not plan to.
“No, we haven’t spoken,” Fisher said, then asked if he would accept Saban’s apology. “I said we don’t talk.”
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