Springtime cheer? Texas A&M's Fisher calls Bama's Saban 'narcissist'

SEC commissioner reprimands both coaches for verbal jabs regarding NIL

Perhaps it's best the Southeastern Conference's annual spring meetings in Destin, Florida, will occur behind closed doors in a couple of weeks.

The football room could get quite spicy.

Alabama coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M counterpart Jimbo Fisher have produced an explosive exchange of words this week regarding the landscape of name, image and likeness compensation within college athletics. NIL opportunities for student-athletes began last July, and Saban expressed his concerns about the instant lack of parameters when speaking Wednesday night to business leaders in Birmingham.

"We were second in recruiting last year. A&M was first," Saban said. "A&M bought every player on their team - made a deal for name, image, likeness. We didn't buy one player, but I don't know if we're going to be able to sustain that in the future because