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In May, college football’s nascent name, image, and likeness (NIL) era came to a head. At an otherwise drowsy event gathering local business leaders in Birmingham, University of Alabama coach and SEC pooh-bah Nick Saban uttered the words that saw the sport’s message boards through the summer: that Jimbo Fisher, his former assistant and current counterpart at Texas A&M, had, by way of a cabal of deal-promising boosters, “bought every player” in the Aggies’ best-in-the-nation recruiting class. The next morning, Fisher called a press conference to fire back. Speaking at trademark triple speed, steam piping from his ears, he defended his program against any charges of wrongdoing and challenged reporters to dig up the sordid deals in Saban’s past. But the core of Fisher’s speech came…
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