Paul Finebaum is set to author his latest book about some of the biggest names in SEC football, including the biggest storylines this calendar year, from the national championship, to Nick Saban’s feud with Jimbo Fisher.

Finebaum will work with John Talty of on a project that will cover Nick Saban and 2 of his coaching proteges, Texas A&M’s Fisher and Georgia’s Kirby Smart, in the context of college football supremacy and with new rules that allow amateur athletes to be paid by businesses for use of their name, image and likeness, reported. Finebaum last wrote a New York Times best-selling book in 2014, “My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football.”

“It’s something I didn’t think I would ever do again,” Finebaum told “The last writing I did was this last book that came out in 2014. When that ended, I said this was a great experience. I’ve had a wonderful career writing, but it’s certainly long in my past and rearview mirror.”

Penguin Press will publish the book, which is looking at a release date of Sept. 2023.

Finebaum believes the storylines are worthy of more attention.

“The one thing that intrigues me the most — and throughout this entire story, which isn’t very old — is what’s behind it all? What’s this really about? I think I said to you on the air that I don’t think we’ve heard the end of this. Of course, I had a little inside information when I said that, by the way. I think it is a great mystery. Not only the rivalry between Fisher and Nick Saban, but Kirby Smart and Nick Saban and really under the clouds of NIL. That’s driving everything,” Finebaum said.

“I think there’s a lot that has not been uncovered, and I feel very confident we are well under way of breaking this code in many different ways. There is a great appeal. I’ve looked at other things in the past but, to me, this is the most intriguing story that I’ve seen in many many years.