Gary Danielson ain’t backing off his tempo talk.
“I think what was proven in this game right now is all this stuff about tempo is garbage…”
But he finally seems to be coming to terms with what spread, pass-first offenses bring to the table.
“There are a lot of factors here. The willingness of teams to go to the spread and throw the ball on early downs, not having to go toe-to-toe with superior athletes at Alabama at the line of scrimmage has an effect. The fact that the SEC has gotten all this publicity and has recruited so well, top to bottom, the games are just tougher.” [Emphasis added.]
If he’s right, Saban’s got a few more tough games left to play. Best brace yourself, Phyllis from Mulga.