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Cry-me-a-river Coach Saban wants to do away with no-huddle offenses. Funny, but Bo didn't seem to have any problem getting to the officials to deal with this.
Posted by Ben Kercheval on October 3, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT
Missouri defensive end Sheldon Richardson pointed out the wrong team when he said Georgia played “old man football.”
Or, maybe just the wrong head coach.
Alabama coach Nick Saban said on his Wednesday teleconference that he isn’t a fan of speed — as in up-tempo offenses — because of the risk it puts on player safety. Here’s a portion of what Saban had to say:
“I think that the way people are going no-huddle right now, that at some point in time, we should look at how fast we allow the game to go in terms of player safety. The team gets in the same formation group, you can’t substitute defensive players, you go on a 14-, 16-, 18-play drive and they’re snapping the ball as fast as you can go and you look out there and all your players are walking around and can’t even get lined up. That’s when guys have a much greater chance of getting hurt when they’re not ready to play.
“I think that’s something that can be looked at. It’s obviously created a tremendous advantage for the offense when teams are scoring 70 points and we’re averaging 49.5 points a game. With people that do those kinds of things. More and more people are going to do it.
“I just think there’s got to be some sense of fairness in terms of asking is this what we want football to be?”
In other words, get off Saban’s lawn, Dana Holgorsen.
The rest of the article: http://bleacherreport.com/tb/d8BCX?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=college-football
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HAHA, frickin hilarious!!
I think he was bored and was just talkin to hear himself. He bugs me when he talks
sounds like Nick is a bit worried that if he runs up against an up tempo offense that can match the athletes he has on defense he'll get outscored with his vanilla offense.....
I swear, if the NCAA puts in a rule to limit the amount of plays you can run in an alotted time I will never watch another game.....
Teams are playing within the rules afforded.
I'll be honest, it really sounds like Nick is making excuses upfront here if he really faces an uptempo offense. Keep in mind, Alabama has never had to face that kind of offense under his regime.
Auburn in 2010 wasn't even uptempo, but was able to beat him with a spread offense.
I'd certainly like to hear his thoughts on 4 year scholarships. over-signing, and Medical Scholarships for players that have moved on to lower division schools to play football again.
He is the king of the mountain right now and trying to sway the masses to 'his' kind of football that is being played at Alabama.
The 'old man football' that is played in the SEC could (and likely would) be exposed on a week to week basis if any of the power teams played in another conference.
Stick Alabama or LSU in the Pac 12 or Big 12, and they would lose more games than they ever would in the SEC.
I'm actually rooting for an Oregon or West VIrginia to matchup against Alabama in the National Championship game now. I'd like to see somebody put up 30 or more on his defense with NFL players at every position.
It's called "skill positions emphasis" coach. And it is fun to watch.
Well, I can see that Saban has a point. However, wearing a hat should keep it nicely covered.
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