that Saban is jawboning about how a new player is getting an almost 7 figure NIL. ""My gut reaction is in multiple levels," Shaw said. "First of all, Nick Saban is smarter than any 10 of us in this room combined. And so, there's no way that that was just a throw-in. It's obvious to me — Nick wanted to plant that and make sure people knew that. It's a great way to recruit people to come to you, which the guy hasn't started a college football game and he's already signed a whole bunch of deals to make money. To me, I don't think that's what this whole thing is supposed to be about. I don't believe that that is true market value. I believe that's Alabama value. But that's not market value for an individual, which is what this is supposed to be about."