PGA champ, Bama fan Thomas takes Jimbo jab
PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas, a former Alabama star and massive Crimson Tide soccer fan, could not assist however weigh in on the Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher feud after successful a second Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday.
Thomas, who rallied from a 7-shot deficit within the ultimate spherical at Southern Hills Nation Membership to win his second main championship, was requested if he would comply with Saban’s 24-hour celebration rule.
“Yeah, I obtained a 24-hour rule,” Thomas instructed Sirius XM. “I am undecided what Jimbo Fisher’s rule is, however I suppose he is gotta win one thing first earlier than he figures out his guidelines.”
Saban, whose groups have received six nationwide championships at Alabama, triggered a firestorm final week when he instructed a gaggle of individuals in Birmingham, Alabama, that Texas A&M “purchased each participant” in its vaunted 2022 recruiting class. The Aggies signed 5 five-star prospects within the 2022 ESPN 300, with 20 of them ranked within the high 150.
In a fiery information convention the following day, Fisher denied the accusation and referred to as Saban’s feedback “despicable.”
“We by no means purchased anyone,” Fisher stated. “No guidelines are damaged. Nothing was carried out improper. It is a disgrace that you have to sit right here and defend 17-year-old children and households and Texas A&M. As a result of we do issues proper. We’re all the time going to do issues proper. We’re all the time going to be right here. We’re doing a heck of a job.”
Fisher helped Saban information LSU to a nationwide championship in 2003, and he received a second one as Florida State’s coach in 2013. His groups have had a 34-14 report at Texas A&M the previous 4 seasons, shedding no less than 4 video games in all however one.