When an Alabama football player can straighten his helmet, snap his chin strap, make sure his pads are snug, take a deep breath and get comfortably set in his stance, there is a good chance that he will have no equal in the Southeastern Conference, according to The New York Times.
The paper reports opponents in the SEC are hoping to change that. They want Alabama players lining up short of breath, pads askew and chin straps too tight.
Texas A&M, with its up-tempo offense, was the only team to beat Alabama in 2012. Now, Auburn, Tennessee and Kentucky have new coaches who are installing the same kind of unremitting offenses, according to The Times.
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