Thursday, September 4, 2014

Nick Saban explains Alabama's adoption of a no-huddle offense.

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Alabama dipped a toe into the Dark Side on Saturday when it went with a no-huddle offense on several plays against West Virginia. The Tide didn't go the Full Monty hurry-up no-huddle, it was a noticeable change in direction.

Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban, one of the HUNH offense, explained why the offense went no-huddle this past weekend.

"We weren't really trying to go fast," coach Nick Saban said. "We can go fast, but to me, for us, it was a communication issue. It's easier to communicate when you're going no-huddle because you just have code words and short words for plays and passes and that kind of stuff. It eliminates the communication in the huddle, it makes it easier for the quarterback, so that's the reason that we went to it to settle Blake (Sims) down in the game."

Whether this adoption of the no-huddle is a result of a moment of clarity on Saban's part, the influence of first-year offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, or a strange polymoprphing of both is unknown. It will be interesting to see if this is a trend that continues throughout the season.


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