If you thought 111 combined points and 1,370 total combined yards were going to be the most entertaining part of Saturday's showdown between Lane Kiffin and Nick Saban, you grossly underestimated both of those gentlemen.
Kiffin's offense put up a record 647 yards on the Crimson Tide defense, and it took less than an hour for Saban to suggest that Kiffin must have known some of their signals if they were having that kind of success.
"It seemed like everything we did, they had an answer for," Saban said Saturday after the game. "I'm not sure if they had our signals or what. But that's not anything unusual. It seemed like any time we called something they had the best thing they could call against it. They had a really good plan."
Kiffin, though, thinks that's an insane accusation.
"If you understand tempo, signals wouldn't help us," Kiffin said on Monday. "We call a play basically before the last play is even over. Before they mark the ball, we call our play. Then they scramble to get their play called. They're just trying to get their guys lined up. It wouldn't do us any good. By the time someone would relay that to us, we're already snapping the ball."
And now, we just patiently wait for next year's fireworks.
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