Steve Spurrier: I don’t think Nick Saban told lies

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Like most college football fans, Steve Spurrier felt compelled to take part in Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher’s drama.

“I don’t know why (Fisher) is mad at Saban”, Spurrier told DawgNation. “Did Saban say something that wasn’t true?”

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12 October 2019; College Station, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher shake hands as the match ends at Kyle Field.
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As you know, Saban more or less accused Fisher of cheating. Saban is the Alabama manager and Fisher of Texas A&M made things, well, awkward. Especially after Fisher returned fire.

But Spurrier, the former Florida and South Carolina manager, said he didn’t understand why Fisher was so upset.

“I don’t think Saban told lies in there, so I don’t know what he was mad at”, Spurrier added. “Since (Fisher) beat him last year, I guess he can talk now. He didn’t beat anyone much, but last year he beat Saban. But they haven’t won the division or anything since he’s been. been there “.

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban talks to Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher before their game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban talks to Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher before their game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Spurrier recently sang the praises of Saban and Alabama football, ahead of any current drama.

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“I’m here to say they’re the best, not because they win the most – of course, that’s part of it too – but they do it the right way,” Spurrier told AL.com. “They play hard. They play fair. They don’t try to hurt opponents. They don’t give interception chains.”

South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier heads his team against the Georgia Bulldogs in the first quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. (Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports)

South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier heads his team against the Georgia Bulldogs in the first quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. (Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports)

“They don’t do all those other things that other teams like to do now, it seems. But they play the game the way it should be played. If you beat them, you have to earn it. And that’s how it should be.”