Gary Pinkel on if no-huddle offenses increase injuries: "I think it's fiction"
- Published: Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:32
- by Zach Barnett
Last year, about this time, a lot was made of Bret Bielema and Nick Saban's push to slow offenses down. Most Almost the entire coaching profession was caught off guard by a proposed rule change supported by Bielema and Saban that purportedly was proposed to help players avoid additional injuries caused by having to continuously use energy on the field (man, can't believe basketball, lacrosse and soccer players weren't fighting for this same rule change).
When word broke about this proposal, nearly every coach questioned whether any data supported Bielema's claim that hurry up / no huddle offenses were causing increases in injuries on the defensive side of the ball.
Well, this morning at SEC Media Days, Pinkel didn't just question it. No, he simply stated that this is "Fiction".
Next up on the podium, Bret Bielema...