Coach Saban Speaks on His True Feelings About Deion Sanders
What a difference a year can make between two great coaches.
Last year at this time, Nick Saban and Deion Sanders were not the best of friends. Coach Saban made a comment that Jackson State paid a player "$1,000,000" to come to the school.
“We have a rule right now that says you cannot use name, image, and likeness to entice a player to come to your school," Saban said.
"Hell, read about it in the paper. I mean Jackson State paid a guy a million dollars last year that was a really good Division 1 player to come to school it was in the paper, and then bragged about it. Nobody did anything about it."
Coach Prime responded to Saban’s comments via his X account (formally known as Twitter) voicing his thoughts about the accusation made by the seven-time national champion.
Now let’s jump to the present.
Since Saban made those comments, he and "Coach Prime" have buried the hatchet. Deion has been the talk of the college football world as of late, getting his Buffalos off to a 3-0 start for the 2023 season.
Coach Saban was asked about his thoughts about Coach Prime and his Colorado team recently.
"First, he's a great person," Saban said.
"He's done a great job of marketing the program to create a lot of national interest, but I see their team playing well on the field. They play with discipline, they do a good job of executing, they've been able to score points, playing decent on defense. So all those things, to me, are indicators that he's a really good coach and I've always thought that."
If there was any “beef” between Prime and Saban, it’s been grilled up and eaten. Both men have paid high compliments to each other in the past.