College football fans had a field day Thursday following comments from Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher.

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Saban started it up Wednesday night by saying Texas A&M “bought their roster” in reference to Name, Image & Likeness. The Aggies signed the No. 1 recruiting class in history, and Alabama finished second.

“I know the consequence is going to be difficult for the people who are spending tons of money to get players,” Saban said at a 50-day countdown event for the World Games, which will be held in Birmingham in July (via “You read about it, you know who they are. We were second in recruiting last year. A&M was first. A&M bought every player on their team. Made a deal for name, image and likeness.

“We didn’t buy one player. Aight? But I don’t know if we’re going to be able to sustain that in the future, because more and more people are doing it. It’s tough.”

Well, Fisher and Texas A&M called a special press conference Thursday to respond to Saban’s comments … and respond he did. Fisher was spitting fire towards Saban and his character.

“It’s a shame we have to do this. It’s despicable someone can say something about someone, and more importantly, 17-year-old kids,” Fisher said. “It’s despicable that a reputable head coach would come out and say this when things don’t go his way. … The narcissist in him doesn’t let this happen.”

Fisher later alluded to potentially shady things in Saban’s past.

“Go dig in to wherever he’s been. You can find out everything. It’s a shame,” Fisher continued. “Some people think they’re God. Go dig into how God did his deal.”

Reactions started pouring in from college football media members and fans: