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Saban Full Of It In Proposed Rule Change

by chris stephens
Feb 22, 2014 11:13 PM EST

Alabama head coach Nick Saban is full of it in his proposed rule change to slow down college offenses. As many have pointed out, there are no studies out that point to the hurry-up offense as something that can affect player safety. Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema mentioned the death of Cal defensive lineman Ted Agu as a reason it should happen, not understanding the circumstances surrounding Agu's death. In essence, he used a death to further his cause, which is deplorable. One of the advantages to being on offense is you determine the snap count and when the ball is snapped. When you take 11 seconds out of the equation, it allows defenses a better chance at guessing the snap count of a team, especially if it's a hurry-up offense. Saban needs to focus on adapting his team's defense and not worry about trying to change the game to suit his team.