Nick Saban expresses the contrarian approach to Alabama’s offensive philosophy:
“We’ve kind of gotten antiquated, and now we’re all of a sudden back. Everybody used to run the ball like we run it. Now people have a hard time stopping us, because they don’t play against teams that run the ball like we runs it. These used to be the basic plays that everybody ran.”
In the land of the spread, the power I-formation attack is king.