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Saban: 'Our players don't give a shit about' offseason spat with Fisher

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban appears eager to move on from his offseason drama with Texas A&M's Jimbo Fisher ahead of their showdown on Saturday.

Saban told ESPN's Chris Low on Thursday that he hasn't spoken to his players about the feud, saying it doesn't pertain to Saturday's game.

"This game isn't about any of that, and our players don't give a shit about it," Saban said. "This game is about the goals we want to accomplish as a team and our players creating value for themselves. That's why this game is important, not because of anything that was said about anybody."

The two coaches engaged in a back-and-forth this past offseason after Saban alleged that Texas A&M "bought" every player in its top-rated 2022 recruiting class. Fisher responded by calling Saban a "narcissist" and implying that he thinks of himself as God.

Alabama is a perfect 5-0 on the season so far, while Texas A&M is 3-2 and coming off an 18-point loss to Mississippi State.

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