SEC Football: Why Nick Saban Is Afraid of Johnny Manziel and the Spread

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SEC Football: Why Nick Saban Is Afraid of Johnny Manziel and the Spread
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The Texas A&M Football team brought a hurry-up spread offense to the Southeastern Conference in 2012 that took the league by storm. Alabama head coach Nick Saban is not a fan of that type of offensive approach, because he has consistently struggled to beat such up-tempo spread offenses throughout his career.  

College football has evolved from a game dominated by power running games, to a game where offenses are spreading the field to create one-on-one matchups with defenders. The Aggies employed the offense when they traveled to Tuscaloosa and shocked Alabama with a 29-24 victory.

Saban has come out and publicly stated his disdain for hurry-up spread offenses. He claims the offense makes football unsafe, but the real reason he does not like them is because he fears what they can do to his defense. 

This is a look at why Saban is afraid of Texas A&M and its offense. 

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