Ever since Kirby Smart departed Tuscaloosa to take the head coaching position at Georgia, Alabama's former defensive coordinator and Nick Saban have gone toe-to-toe on the recruiting trail and in college football's most recent national championship clash.

This week, the two coaches find themselves on the opposite end of another issue affecting the Southeastern Conference.

Nick Saban made headlines at SEC Spring Meetings earlier this week for his criticism of the SEC office on their handling of current and past issues regarding graduate transfers including Maurice Smith's transfer to Georgia and the saga surrounding Brandon Kennedy.

Meanwhile, Georgia's Kirby Smart is spearheading an effort to lift the conference's one-year penalty for graduate transfers within the league.

During Thursday's edition of The Blitz, former Alabama fullback Martin Houston tackled Kirby Smart's position on graduate transfers within the SEC during his opening monologue.

The former Crimson Tide fullback examined Saban's reasoning for blocking Kennedy's transfer within the SEC and why Saban's competitors within the league would benefit from Smart's proposal.

Houston later broke down the Georgia head coach's comments earlier this week regarding graduate transfers and his motivation for saying them.

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