Originally posted on The Lady Sportswriter  |  Last updated 11/12/12
Don’t look now but the SEC might be getting ready to go through another transition of sorts. With Texas A&M winning a shocker in Tuscaloosa and Oregon standing on the cusp of playing for a BCS Championship–yet again–is the SEC ready to make a few adjustments as well? Could the old guard be willing to admit that, perhaps, defense doesn’t always win championships? Well, maybe that’s not an admission that will be made anytime soon, but A&M made a statement with their “no-huddle” offense on Saturday…and I’m sure more than a few AD’s took notice. Tony Franklin, current offensive coordinator for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, was outspoken in his disdain for Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban’s attitude regarding the “no-huddle”. In short, Franklin felt Saban didn’t understand the intention of the “no-huddle” well enough to criticize its merits. He and Bulldogs head coach Sonny Dykes even went so far as to say the only way to make Saban a believer is to have a team beat the Tide using it–a team they assumed would be Oregon. But with Texas A&M having shown how effective the “no-huddle” can be, with the right pieces, will teams start looking at guys [...]
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