It’s no secret that Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is no fan of the hurry up offenses. He has been one that is of the opinion that it gives teams a competitive disadvantage, and also is a danger to the players’ health.
Well, one of the masterminds behind the fast-paced offense, Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez, had a very blunt message for Saban when asked about his style of offense by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.
Basically, he told Saban to stop being a crybaby.
Rich Rod on Saban saying fast pace takes defensive coaches from game: “Cry me a river. No one comes to games to watch defensive coaches”
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 25, 2014
In a sense, Rodriguez is right. While there are a lot of die-hard football fans out there that appreciate watching a good defense, the casual football fan tunes in and watches because they want to see excitement from the offensive side of the ball. They want to see touchdowns, and lots of them. They want to see miraculous catches and a running back that breaks through the middle for a 90-plus yard touchdown scamper.
However, even though a lot of people disagree with Saban and his boring method that he approaches the game with, he’s still a lot more successful with his style than Rodriguez has been with his. So his opinion does carry a bit of weight along with it.