2022 PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas fires at Jimbo Fisher in an NIL fight with Nick Saban.


Former Alabama golfer and avid Crimson Tide football fan Justin Thomas returns from seven strokes to win the PGA Championship via a three-hole playoff on Sunday. He didn’t waste any time in a post-tournament interview about what became one of the best college football stories of the year. With SiriusXM.

When asked if Alabama manager Nick Saban follows the same “24-hour” celebration rules he uses after his team’s big win, Thomas asks Jimbo Fisher of Texas A&M, who is now very openly opposed to Saban. I took one step.

“Yes, I have a 24-hour rule.” said Thomas. “I’m not sure what Jimbo Fisher’s rules are, but I think he’ll have to beat something first before he can figure out his rules.”

This is of course for reference dust removal last week Saban tells Birmingham business leaders that Texas A&M is “Bought all players on the team” Through the NCAA’s new name, image and likeness rules. In response, Fisher called an impromptu press conference the next morning and left his former boss.

“It’s despicable that we have to sit in a vacancy on this level and say these things to protect the people and children of this organization, the 17-year-old and their families.” Fisher said. “It’s amazing. Some people think of themselves as gods. Go and find out how ‘God’ did the deal. You may learn a lot of things you don’t want to know. We make him king of football. . Dig into someone in the past or coach with him. Anything you want to know, what he does or how he does it. It’s mean. It really is.”

later savannah apologized He pointed to Texas A&M, but repeated his aspirations for NIL reform to ensure that schools in all states follow the same rules.

Thomas was obviously not impressed by Fisher’s resume as a coach at Texas A&M. Fisher is 34-14 in four seasons leading the Aggies. This is the exact same record his predecessor Kevin Sumlin set during his first 48 games. Fisher became the first former Saban assistant to beat his thrilling boss in a 41-38 win at College Station last year. Despite this, Texas A&M still had an 8-4 and 4-4 record in the SEC.

Fisher’s career at Texas A&M includes:

2018

9-4

5-3

2019

8-5

4-4

2020

9-1

8-1

2021

8-4

4-4

The pandemic-shortened 2020 season was an outlier for Fisher, at least in terms of competing for the national championship. Aggies finished the season in fifth place in the College Football Playoff final standings, one place behind Notre Dame at the ACC.

Barely missing out on CFP in the wild season, defined in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, was clearly not enough to impress Thomas.

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