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At SEC Media Days this week, Alabama head coach Nick Saban commented on the current NIL policies in the NCAA...
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“I don’t dislike name, image and likeness. I’m all for the players. I want players to do well," Saban said. "Our players did extremely well last year. They made over three million in name, image and likeness so I’m all for the players being able to do as well as they can and use their [NIL] to create value for themselves. We have a great brand at Alabama so players are going to be enhanced because of the value that our brand can help them create…[NIL] is not an issue for us at Alabama.”
While on ESPN's Get Up Wednesday, Paul Finebaum responded to Saban's comments...
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Former Miami Dolphins head coach Nick Saban also does not like up-tempo game play. It’s dangerous.
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Yet his teams run it to perfection.
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The transfer portal is going to be the best option for buying quality players. A kid straight out of high school is not a proven commodity. A kid that’s played major college ball for 1-2 seasons and excelled despite being on a loser team is where the focus and smart cash will be. Texas A&M bought a damn expensive pig in a poke. Will be interesting to watch.
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Every SEC Coach "Nick hates that you're making $$" He's a selfish SOB that doesn't care about you.
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Alabama would prefer to have it the old way where their boosters could just do his dirty work behind the scenes instead of in public.
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He doesn't like the distraction. The old booster way was less hassle lol. I'd rather it that way too, but I have that old mentality
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No true college football fan with half a brain likes NIL. Whether they admit it or not.
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or the transfer portal.
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Clearly he doesn’t like it bc it levels the playing field a bit. He’s been so good at finding loopholes and now that skill has been neutralized bc it’s blatant pay for play.

I hate it just as much as Saban does but it is what it is
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Intelligent, knowledgeable people pay no attention to Finebaum.
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The fact that saban will not shut up about the NIL means it is seriously hurting alabama. He does not care about anything other than winning.
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Please elaborate how it’s hurting Alabama
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@Vidic, please see what A&M did in the last cycle. They bought players right out from under Saban, and ole Nick called them out on it. It started quite the firestorm between Nick and Jimbo. No way you could have missed it :)
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NIL and money is the overarching theme of college football at the moment. How the hell can you be the most well known college football coach in the country and not talk about NIL?
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