Nick Saban has never been one for trash talking.

He’s obviously a little too busy absolutely dominating college football and achieving milestones other coaches can only dream of.

But when a rival head coach directed some offseason trash talk Alabama’s way, Saban delivered an incredibly hilarious response.

Last week, the Houston Chronicle reported that while speaking at the Houston Touchdown Club, former Nick Saban protégée and current Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher was asked what it would take to beat Alabama outside of Saban retiring.

“We’re going to beat his ass when he’s there, don’t worry,” Fisher proclaimed.

Of course, Fisher then quickly, and somewhat wisely, walked back his comment by talking about the fact that Alabama is the model program for others to emulate, and about how much respect he has for Saban.

“I respect everything they do and how they do it, but we can do it just as good and be just as good or better, and we will,” Fisher said. “That’s what our goal is and what I want. So we’re going to get there.”

No matter what Fisher said to try and make up for his original comment, the damage was already done.

As another former Saban assistant, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin, put it, there’s no doubt that Saban and Alabama were already using Fisher’s comment as motivation for the upcoming season.

But while Nick Saban could have easily brushed the comment off without anyone faulting him for simply ignoring someone who’s just nipping at his heels, Saban delivered quite possibly the most hilariously awesome response of all-time.

When asked about his thoughts on Fisher saying his A&M team would beat Saban’s while he’s at Alabama, Saban replied by asking, “In golf?”

“I’m sure there will come a day. Is that what he was talking about? Football?” Saban asked rather mockingly.

Whether it’s on the field or off the field, Nick Saban just doesn’t lose.

The man executed that response perfectly, just as his team has executed their game plan virtually every Saturday for the past 13 years.

There’s no denying that Jimbo Fisher has every right to feel good about where he has his Texas A&M program heading.

They were a legitimate threat to make the College Football Playoff last year, and seem poised to at least be in the mix at the top of the SEC for years to come.

But honestly, until you actually dethrone the King, you probably shouldn’t be poking the bear.

After all, Fisher’s teams haven’t fared very well against Saban’s teams so far.

But it definitely has to be a blow to direct some trash talk Saban’s way off the field after he’s owned you on the field, and then have Saban just put you in a body bag with his response.

No doubt Nick Saban will remember this moment when Alabama and Texas A&M meet this season.

And for the sake of Fisher and his team, let’s hope the beat down is as quick as possible.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.