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Alabama's Nick Saban uses SEC Media Days to critique transfer portal, 'liberal' waivers

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HOOVER, Ala. — Get this straight: Nick Saban isn’t against the transfer portal.

Alabama’s 67-year-old head coach just doesn’t like the NCAA’s “liberal” trend of granting eligibility waivers that has led to what he fears most: “free agency” in college football.

“I think the spirit of the transfer portal in and of itself is a positive thing for players,” Saban said Wednesday at SEC Media Days. “The issue with the transfer portal is we've gotten very liberal in giving people waivers.