Many college football coaches are known for being good for a quote or two, such as Tennessee's Derek Dooley or Washington State's Mike Leach. Then there's Alabama head football coach Nick Saban, who while not the soundbite machine Dooley or Leach are, can throw a doozy of a statement that can make people actually stop and think about what he's saying. Such is the case when Saban responded to a question during an SEC teleconference about the recent trend in college football teams going with the no-huddle offense, which Alabama faced last Saturday in its win over Old Miss.
"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," Saban said on today's SEC teleconference. "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...