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Art Briles: "What's Safe About Two Tight Ends, Power Formation With A Fullback?"

While player safety became one of the main talking points about the now-tabled 10-second rule that had dominated college football discussions over the last few weeks, some believe that slower football is in fact more dangerous, since it usually emphasizes physicality and bigger players. Unsurprisingly, Baylor's Art Briles, one of the premiere coaches of fast-paced offense in the nation, subscribes to this notion:

He has a point. It's hard to imagine that the "three yards and a cloud of dust" style is not a bit more dangerous or prone to injury than an offense that features one-on-one matchups between smaller players in open space.

Briles is on the record as calling the proposed rule 'insane', while another progenitor of high speed offense in Texas, Kevin Sumlin told USA Today that "this is a victory for common sense and protecting the game of football."

Interestingly, Briles is also set to talk at the Nick Saban coaching clinic after throwing some barbs at the Alabama coach last week.