During an interview with KSAT 12's Greg Simmons on Instant Replay, Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher makes a statement about the Aggies' NIL situation who should send Alabama head coach Nick Saban, on the verge of madness.
Fisher says that of the first 11 enrollees who are part of Texas A&M's recruiting class of 2022, only one has a NIL agreement in place. He checked with the university's compliance office, and here's what they told him. This interview was divided into two parts. However, it gets very uncomfortable about 90 seconds into this four-minute clip. It's clunky, incredibly defensive, and just too much.
If Fisher claims to have done nothing wrong, then why is he so painfully guilty?
Texas A&M HC Jimbo Fisher says only one of early registrants has NIL deal in place
To be completely honest, it feels like living inside a 30 for 30 documentary. Fortunately, ESPN will have all the rights to broadcast SEC football by the time this project goes green in coming years. We are not stupid. We've seen so many documentaries over the years where the antagonist lies between his teeth when confronted by the media. Does history repeat itself?
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Look, if Fisher's not doing anything wrong, then he should sleep well at night. What needs to happen is someone in God's green earth to step in and impose regulations on NIL and the transfer gate in college athletics. Pay and freedom are both wonderful things, but college football is too big a business to be stuck in the Wild West for much longer.
Eventually, some of these alleged loopholes will be closed and others will need to be exploited. The best programs will know how to navigate because that's why they are the best. In the meantime, Texas A&M isn't doing a great job playing well in the NIL era of college football. Alabama is furious. It's never a good idea to make the preeminent power look like an idiot.