Arkansas' Bret Bielema drew a lot of attention for saying up-tempo offenses like Gus Malzahn's at Auburn put players safety in danger. This is also something that Nick Saban has reportedly felt, but don't tell him that.
Anytime Nick Saban gets in front of the media it's only a matter of time until something sets him off. The first time at SEC Media Days was regarding the report that Alabama might be playing in Ireland as soon as 2016. Soon after that Saban's thoughts on the up-tempo offense were compared to those of Bielema's.
"I'm not similar to anybody", Saban said.
"Do we want football to be a continuous game?" he asked the media in the room.
"The cumulative effect, they play 64 plays in the NFL, we play almost 80 in college". Saban does make a good point. There is logic behind the idea of, if you play more plays than the chance of injury natural goes up. Saban said its maybe 300 more plays a season and even more for the high tempo offenses. Even though Saban laid out the logic he still said that he doesn't know if that's the answer. "I don't know the answer to that question. I'm not saying it does or it doesn't. I just think that we need to answer those questions before we determine how we should control the pace of the game in the future".
At the end of the day, football is football. Injuries will happen, its part of the game.
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