November 27, 2013

Auburn offense a riddle to solve

Nick Saban seems like the kind of man who would enjoy sitting down with a newspaper and digging into a crossword puzzle. As a defensive-minded coach with a reputation for finding answers to opposing offenses, Saban has a knack for solving things.

In Gus Malzahn, the offensive guru behind Auburn's stunning about-face, Saban finds the sort of algorithm you can't help but think he thoroughly enjoys dissecting.

The two great minds match wits Saturday afternoon in a virtual game of chess, countering, adjusting and maneuvering for 60 minutes.

If Saban indeed enjoys that kind of challenge, he's in for some fun.

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