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Deion Sanders says Nick Saban was not calling out several schools, he was calling out his boosters

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban is one of the greatest coaches ever, but is he upset that his boosters are not stepping up?

Yesterday, Nick Saban snapped on several programs about the NIL deals being given out. He took shots at Texas A&M, at Jackson State and even took shots at Miami Hurricanes supporter John Ruiz who has become the NIL God.

Deion Sanders responded via Twitter, but than sat down with ESPN’s Jean-Jacques Taylor saying that Saban should have stayed in his lane.

“Coach Saban wasn’t talking to me,” Sanders said. “Coach Saban wasn’t talking to Jimbo Fisher. He was talking to his boosters. He was talking to his alumni. He was talking to his givers. He was trying to get money. That was what he was doing. He was just using us to get to where he was trying to get to.”

“I don’t even wear a watch and I know what time it is. They forget I know who’s been bringing the bag and dropping it off,” Sanders told Taylor. “I know this stuff. I’m not the one you want to play with when it comes to all of this stuff. . . . Once upon a time the bag was just a bag. Now, there’s equality among the big boys. We don’t have those types of bags. We don’t have the boosters and donors and givers. Leave me out of that mess y’all got going on.”

“I haven’t talked to Coach Saban. I’m sure he’s tried to call. We need to talk publicly — not privately. What you said was public. That doesn’t require a conversation. Let’s talk publicly and let everybody hear the conversation,” Sanders told Andscape on Thursday.

“You can’t do that publicly and call privately. No, no, no. I still love him. I admire him. I respect him. He’s the magna cum laude of college football and that’s what it’s going to be because he’s earned that.”

Deion is right, Saban was talking to his donors. He knows that Alabama is struggling to compete with some of these bigger schools. NIL is going to help even the playing field. I like the idea!

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