Saban: 10-second rule for safety, not getting edge
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama coach Nick Saban is adamant he didn't have a role in coming up with the proposed 10-second rule, but equally insistent that hurry-up offenses are indeed hazardous to defensive players' health.
Saban believes something needs to be done in the name of safety, not to protect his formidable defenses from no-huddle teams like Auburn and Texas A&M, who have had some success against the Crimson Tide.
"For all of you out there that know what I'm thinking and the fact that I'm trying to create an advantage for the defense, I'm not trying to create an advantage for the defense," he said Wednesday in an informal session with beat writers. "I don't even think we need an advantage. Why do we need an advantage? If you look at the statistics, we've been playing better than most.