Like the old Seinfeld scene, “It isn’t a lie if YOU believe it.”
Nick Saban, legendary coach of Alabama, was asked about NIL (name, image, likeness) and its role in recruiting.
Saban decided that instead of giving a straight answer, he would believe so hard the words that he was saying.
“I hear these crazy people on TV who say, ‘Now, you’re doing it above board,’” he said. “We never did it. We never did it. We never cheated to get a player. We never paid players to come to our school.”
Queue up the Jennifer Lawrence gif: “oh, right *thumbs up*”
Not a single fvcking person on the face of the planet — with the exception of a few diehard Bama fans that have their head in the sand — believe that.
The Red Elephant Club exists. Theoretically… they have to have been long paying recruits on visits. They have to have moved money to 7on7 coaches. Maybe pay bills. To potentially do a lot of things. They hypothetically also did not act alone.
Sorry Nick. No one is buying what you are selling.
“When we start using name, image and likeness for a kid to come to our school, that’s where I draw the line,” Saban said about NIL, via ESPN. “Because that’s not why we did this.”
Oh? Why did you do it, Nick? The goodness and kindness in your heart?
At least Lane Kiffin is not lying to our face.
The Ole Miss coach dropped a kill shot on Texas A&M, and its suddenly history-making recruiting class.
“I joked the other day I didn’t know if Texas A&M was going to incur a luxury tax with how much they paid their signing class,” Kiffin said.
Joey Freshwater is back, fvckers.
“We don’t have the same funding and resources as some of these schools do for these NIL deals, so it’s basically like dealing with different salary caps. We now have a sport that has completely different salary caps. And some of these schools are, like, whatever, five to ten times more than what everybody else can pay the players. I know nobody uses those phrases, but that is what it is.”
His “these schools” … sure means Texas A&M, but it also means Alabama.
It always has meant that, despite what Nick Saban