So we've obviously talked a lot about up tempo versus slower teams and in an espn article saban has the following quote.
"The thing I wonder about is that if you play offense like that, then that's how you practice. You have to practice like that, so how do you really ever coach defensive players? If a guy doesn't play the right technique, you're going up and telling him and showing him how to play that block or whatever.
"But, hell, they're running another play."
Obviously what is highlighted is one of the benefits but it does make it more difficult to teach defensive technique and practice offense the way you want to run it. Just thought it was interesting to consider.