March 25th, 2014 10:00 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama
Tags: Alabama, Brian Vogler, Bryant Denny Stadium, SEC
One of the nation’s most vocal critics of the no-huddle, hurry-up offense trend that’s taken over college football has been Nick Saban. His new offensive coordinator, Lane Kiffin, hasn’t run that type of offense at Tennessee or Southern Cal, either. Put two and two together and four would seem to point to a pro-style offense being run once again at Alabama this fall.
But that hasn’t stopped reporters from asking about the potential for a change. Last week, Saban said he didn’t want to switch to a spread offense because his team may not have enough mobile quarterbacks who “can go in there and play at the same level” as a starter who might hurt.
Now, tight end Brian Vogler has shed a bit more light on the subject and he also makes it sound as though the roster would preclude a switch to a spread, hurry-up attack:
“It’s hard for me to say right now if that would work for us. I think we’re a team that’s made to be maulers. Guys are just going to be really physical with you, hit you from every aspect of the game and hit you in every direction. I just don’t know if that’s really our style of being speedy and trying to be elusive around everybody and dodge people like other schools do.”
Since 2008, Alabama has gone 72-9 and won three national titles. If it ain’t broke, right? Now, Bama might not always be the yardage kings of the SEC, that’s true. But they do put points on the board. Aside from finishing fifth in the league in scoring offense in 2008, the Crimson Tide has ranked among the four highest-scoring squads in the SEC from 2009 right on through last season.
In other words, don’t expect to see a hurry-up style from the home team at Bryant-Denny Stadium this fall.
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