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Interesting comments from Dabo, who disagrees with Nick's thought process about fast tempo offenses.
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Very well stated comments actually. I'm not a fan of the spread or those xbox type offenses. But I can see his point about variety in college football. CNS might have been overstating the "safetly" effects in trying to make a point, but I'll still take his style over any other.
What style of offense does Dabo run? Of course he is all for high tempo. And for that matter what would you call his,defensive strategy? Get in the way and hope they trip over you defense?
Dabo probably should buy into CNS's opinion, maybe he wouldn't have had 70 hung on him in the bowl game by WV. lol
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Thanks for the article but your thread title is misleading. He disagrees with Saban but he didn't say he's lost his mind.
Saban is such a genius. If later in the year there are several teams clamoring for a place in the BCS game against Oregon or WVU you can bet with his comments he will get some votes based solely on the feeling of matching up Saban and a high speed offense. You can't wait too late to do it or it gets no effect. So just sit back and let the plan simmer. Who cares what Dabo thinks?
This entire conversation has become one ridiculous straw man. Hell if people talk about this for another week, they will convince themselves that Saban immediately suggested that all offenses that do not use the full game clock be banned from football and that he suggested the game clock be changed to 3 minutes.
All he said was that the speed of the game has safety implications if we allow it to get faster, players don't have a chance to get set, blah blah blah...
He never whined about anything or voted to outlaw certain offenses or anything of that nature.
I think PM's overstating this a bit. Personally, I cannot believe the reaction this statement from CS has recieved. The statement is just not that controversial. I guess that is the power that comes with 3 NC's. I love the coaches that say, "Well, if I had Alabama's talent...."
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^^This. The issue here is really about whether a defense will be allowed ample time to make its own substitutions. Some refs set the ball without allowing the team on D a chance to respond to the offense's quick substitutions. This is unfair to the D and is supposed to be regulated by the officials. This isn't always the case, however. I don't know what the big deal is with anyone complaining about such a practice.
This post was edited by Eddie 21 months ago
Dabo's remarks are his attempt to publicly patronize Saban and give him a reality lesson, as if he (Dabo) is the sage, elder statesman, who has multiple championship rings. I sure wish Bama could play his team so Nick could give him a healthy dose of smack-down reality.
This post was edited by zigzag 21 months ago
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