The SEC meetings started this week in Destin, Florida and of course, fans and the media were waiting for the fireworks to go off between Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher and Alabama head coach Nick Saban.
They didn’t get much of a show, according to ESPN’s Paul Finebaum, but there was plenty of shade given, especially by Saban.
Finebaum described the scene between the two head coaches during an appearance on Get Up on Wednesday.
.@finebaum said Nick Saban "was quintessential Saban" at SEC spring meetings yesterday.
"He treated Jimbo Fisher yesterday like a fly on your potato salad at the Memorial Day company picnic. Like shoo, get away." pic.twitter.com/A4bBjDVWZS
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) June 1, 2022
“It was quintessential Saban,” he said. “Anyone who has been around him for any amount of time knew what he was going to say. Nick Saban never engages other coaches. That’s below him. That’s not what he does. He’s the greatest of all time. He treated Jimbo Fisher yesterday like a fly on your potato salad at the Memorial Day company picnic. Like shoo, get away, you’re not really important, you’re not worthy. I think Saban was smart. He acted like it was no big deal.”
Saban’s press conference Tuesday was pretty low-key. He continued to apologize for mentioning names but didn’t take back his comments about the NIL a few weeks ago.
“I didn’t really say that anybody did anything wrong,” Saban said. “I should have never mentioned any individual institutions.”
But if people were waiting on Fisher to have another explosive news conference about the subject, they were disappointed.
Jimbo Fisher on his interaction with Nick Saban at the SEC coaches meetings in Destin: pic.twitter.com/xhr1u0mASW
— Sidelines – Bama (@SSN_Alabama) June 1, 2022
Fisher declared Wednesday that the feud between the two was over.
I asked Jimbo Fisher what he meant when he told the media to look into the “operations and tactics of certain people” and if he wanted to specifically address what he meant when he said that during press conference about Nick Saban.
His response: “We’re moving on.”
— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) June 1, 2022