Maybe the huddles have been holding teams back against No. 1 Alabama.
The Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) faces Mississippi and Hugh Freeze's uptempo, no-huddle offense Saturday night , at least presenting Alabama's defense with a different- challenge.
So far, nobody has mustered much offense or presented much of a problem against Alabama. Now, it's the Rebels' turn to give it a shot in their SEC opener after a 3-1 start to the Freeze era against mostly suspect competition.
''They have been very, very impressive,'' Tide coach Nick Saban said. ''The no-huddle style is a little bit like Auburn used to be with Gus Malzahn. They're playing hard, they're playing with a lot of spirit.''
And now they're playing a team that is outscoring all-comers by an average of 37 points a game.
The Rebels come in as 31-point underdogs and having lost eight consecutive SEC openers. They're also winless in eight tries against No. 1 teams and have beaten Alabama just nine times in 59 ...