Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Nick Saban tries to revise Alabama's history of struggles against hurry-up no huddle offenses.

Hail Saban!

Nick Saban at 2014 Sugar Bowl.

Nick Saban is trying his hand at revisionist history. The Alabama head football coach seemed like he was trying to distance himself from his own issues regarding hurry-up-no-huddle offenses from last season while speaking to the media on Saturday.

"You know, in all honesty, guys, you all make way too much of this," Saban said. "I mean, the last game (Auburn) had 21 points against us with 30 seconds to go in the game, and I don't think anybody held them to 21 points all year long. I saw them score 60 in the SEC Championship Game or whatever."
Saban also pointed out that 'Bama shut out Ole Miss, which runs an uptempo offense,  in a 25-0 Week Five victory over the Rebels.

Saban also promised Alabama would work on improving its defense, against HUNH offenses and otherwise, this coming season.

"We're going to improve on it. We're practicing it better. We need to improve on it. But I think we need to improve on defense, period," he said. "I think we need to improve in coverage. I think we need to improve in mental errors. I think we need to improve how we strike people up front. I think we missed too many tackles today, so we've got to tackle a whole lot better. And we can't give up big plays. And we've got to be able to pressure the quarterback better.

"So I think if we can do all those things better we'll probably play against everybody better."

Not quite a Tebow-esque promise, but if Saban manages to outwit the HUNH this season, some 'Bama fans may call for it to be put on a plaque on the facade of the Mal M. More Athletic Facility.

(via al.com)

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