Nick Saban compares hurry-up football to cigarettes


The fastball guys say there's no data out there, and I guess you have to use some logic. What's the logic? If you smoke one cigarette, do you have the same chances of getting cancer if you smoke 20? I guess there's no study that specifically says that.

The Alabama coach, on hurry-up coaches upset with a NCAA rule proposal that would force them to dawdle for 10 seconds before each snap. He's comparing the number of plays run per game (which he thinks should be a low number; entirely coincidentally, his team is designed to use a slow pace and to beat teams that do likewise) to things that are bad for you, which actually works out, sort of. Cigarettes are dangerous, and football is dangerous. But on the subject of studies, one study suggests slow football is the more dangerous kind. So maybe up-tempo offenses are e-cigs? Quote via ESPN.