Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher andAlabama head coach Nick Saban chat at midfield before the Alabama vs. Texas A&M game in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday September 22, 2018. Pre420 Syndication The Montgomery Advertiser

One of the biggest storylines of the College Football offseason has been the budding rivalry between Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher and Alabama coach Nick Saban.

The feud between the two initially sparked when Saban called out a number of schools including Fisher’s regime at Texas A&M on their recruiting tactics regarding the school providing huge NIL deals to land top recruits.

It has turned into a war of words with the coaches going back to forth on criticizing each other’s character between Saban and Fisher, and one anonymous SEC coach says that this could be a brilliant tactic by Fisher to get the program talked about.

He discussed Fisher’s feud with Saban and proceeded to send a huge dig at the Texas A&M program in the process.

“Jimbo Fisher might be a mad genius when it comes to media because they get talked about alongside Georgia and Alabama, and they’re every bit an 8–4 program. He knows it, too, but I think that’s part of the plan.”

The program has only finished above 8-4 once in the last three seasons, so the comments aren’t exactly unjustified, though they may be a bit harsh.

In the SEC preseason media poll, the program was picked to finish in second place behind Alabama in the SEC West division.

While Texas A&M has traditionally struggled against Alabama, they were able to hand the program their only regular season loss last year in a shocking upset.

It should certainly set up for an exciting matchup between the two when they face off in the 2022 college football season on October 8th at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

[Athlon Sports]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.