Alabama head coach Nick Saban is the face of the new controversial proposal in college football to restrict hurry-up offenses, the staple of many offenses. Saban thinks college football should follow the NFL’s lead when it comes to controlling game play.
“In the NFL, what they did is the officials stand over the ball until the officials are ready to call the game,” Saban said told AL.com. “Alright, that’s how they control the pace of play. The coach at Philadelphia ran 83 plays a game at Oregon, and ran 65 a game in Philadelphia. So why do they control the pace of play in the NFL? I mean, I’m just asking.
“They spent a lot of money in the NFL figuring out what’s best for the game and what’s best for the players and they have a lot invested in it and I think sometimes we don’t need to do all the things that they do but I think in some situations the officials controlling the pace of the game in that league has, I think, benefited the players and I would like to see the officials be able to control the pace of the game. I think the officials control the pace of the game in all games, but they don’t in college football.”
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