Alabama’s Nick Saban simply flipped former Texas A&M commit Eli Holstein

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Jimbo Fisher (l.) and Nick Saban

Jimbo Fisher (l.) and Nick Saban
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Final week, Nick Saban stated that NIL is how former assistant and present Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher “purchased each participant on their crew.” This week, Saban bought an ESPN 300 quarterback recruit to decide to Alabama after he was initially speculated to play for Fisher in School Station.

It’s. About. To. Go. Down.

Bear in mind when Saban stated, “We didn’t purchase one participant, all proper?” final week? Properly, regardless of how Eli Holstein — a 6-foot-3, 215-pound QB from Louisiana — bought to this resolution, it doesn’t matter. As a result of because of his new coach’s earlier assertion, speculations on whether or not or not this transfer was a monetary transaction will fly. And so as to add extra gasoline to the hearth, in line with ESPN, Holstein is the fourth ESPN 300 recruit from the category of 2023 that has determined to play for the coach that “doesn’t purchase gamers.”

“We by no means purchased anyone, no guidelines have been damaged….We’ve by no means accomplished something that goes in opposition to the legal guidelines of the state of Texas,” Fisher stated final week. “Some individuals suppose they’re God. Properly, go dig into his previous or ask anybody who’s coached with him, discover out what he does and the way he does it. Go dig into how ‘God’ did his deal. Chances are you’ll discover out about lots of belongings you don’t wish to know.”

Soooo… is the kid getting a pay raise, or nah?

The hilarity in this situation is the amount of jokes that it will create. The sad part is that now every time a player is choosing between those two coaches, a magnifying glass will be on them. God forbid that a player is choosing the best situation for their development, playing career, and endorsement opportunities. These players now have the same options that adults do when they make career decisions, but instead of that being celebrated, they’re being vilified and have found themselves in the middle of some drama between two old dudes that just need to fight and be done with it.

Jimbo Fisher has already told us that Nick Saban tried to name and apologize. Fisher didn’t take the decision, and he has good cause. As a result of if he was really sorry for what he stated and needed forgiveness, then flipping the 59th greatest participant within the nation looks as if an odd approach to present regret.

The second Saturday in October can’t get right here quick sufficient. That’s the day when the Aggies journey to Tuscaloosa to face the Crimson Tide.



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