I don't think it's unfair to call CBS announcer Gary Danielson a bit of a downer. If you're familiar with the man's feelings on football, you'd be shocked to learn he doesn't much care for up-tempo offenses, this offseason's topic du jour. The latest, via Coaching Search:
"I'm just not all in on this, okay. I have to admit that I'm more old-school on this than probably anybody else. Speeding up tempo has gotten way too much credit for why teams are doing well. I've studied this A&M game against Alabama. Tempo had nothing to do with that game. Nothing."
"There was no hurry-up in the game (A&M vs. Alabama) that really affected the play. The reason I think Nick Saban doesn't really love the up-tempo game is because he feels that he has an advantage because he is good with his substituted defenses."
The full clip of his appearance with Tim Brando:
Obviously, saying tempo had nothing to do with the game is hyperbole. The pace of Texas A&M's offense may not have left the Tide defense gassed, but like he goes on to say, it disrupts substitution patterns and can hurt the mental focus of the defense.