TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – With about five weeks between the SEC Championship Game and the BCS National Championship Game, there’s plenty of time for Alabama to install a lot of new wrinkles.
However, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said he’s not a fan of doing something different just for the sake of doing something different. Why fix what isn’t broken?
He said his three previous national championship teams didn’t installed many different things before playing for the title.
“Why do you have to come up with something new? Lots of people do,” Saban said. “They think they have a lot of time to practice, so we can come up with a lot of tricks and different things like that.
“I don’t necessarily think that’s the way we’ve done it in the past. I think you technically do what you think you need to do to be able to attack the other team, doing things your players know how to do. If you try to do too many things they don’t know how to do, they have a better chance of messing them up.”