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LOOK: Lane Kiffin takes slight jab at Nick Saban over parity comments

Stephen Samra05/14/22
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Nick Saban caused a stir when he stated he would like to see college football return to a state of parity. After the comments of the coach who’s dominated college football over his career were brought to light, Lane Kiffin had to bring out the dictionary definition for his former boss.

“Paul did you tell (GOAT) what that word means???? @AlabamaFTBL Parity = ‘the state or condition of being equal, especially regarding status or pay,'” tweeted Kiffin.

Additionally, the Ole Miss head coach questioned whether Saban was feeling alright when he saw the full comments made by the coach who’s won seven national championships.

As you can see, Lane Kiffin finds it hilarious that the Alabama leader is asking for a return to the parity he loved in the sport. Now, the question is simple — what the heck is Nick Saban‘s defintion of parity?

Nick Saban: ‘One of the things I’d like to be able to see us work back to is, everything in college football has always had parity’

Moreover, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has been open and forthright about his views on the state of college football and where it is headed. Saban has not been a fan of the rapid expansion in NIL or the transfer portal within college sports. And on Friday, during a sit-down interview on The Paul Finebaum Show, the Crimson Tide headman opened on his view on the state of college football.

The NCAA is working on ways to level out the playing field again regarding college recruiting. Many coaches have openly spoken out against what they believe is a negative impact, thanks to NIL and the transfer portal. For them, expanding NIL deals for players creates an unfair advantage in recruiting for some schools. And with little regulation on players’ ability to transfer and where they move to, unlike in the past, athletes have the ability to opt-out of a program at a moment’s notice.

“One of the things I’d like to be able to see us work back to is, everything in college football has always had parity,” Saban said. “Same with scholarship, same with academic support, health care, whatever it is. I don’t think we have that balance right now, which could affect the parity of college football and college athletics as a whole. I know we got a lot of good people working on it, and I’m sure they’ll come up with a good solution for us.”

As Saban said in the video above, there are “a lot of good people working on it.” and with everybody’s attention on college sports as a whole, a solution should be on the horizon soon. But only time will tell if veteran coaches like Nick Saban agree with the new system or are unresponsive to the change that is here.