Originally Posted by NoahBeanBizzel
Even more importantly, they were efficient. An efficient offense gives your defense a rest. There's nothing quite like going on an 11-play, 78-yard drive, that takes eight minutes off the clock. Your (fresh) defense comes in, holds the offense to a three and out, and your offense goes on another rumbling drive. That kills an opposing team's will. You just pick up positive yardage on first and second down, convert a couple of third and shorts, and the game usually gets blown wide open midway through the third quarter.
Despite the numerous advantages to the strategy you describe, there are still many in our fan base that insist on football being "entertaining"... roughly translating to scoring lots of points quickly, and looking flashy while doing so. The desire for this flashy approach on offense to some even overrides concern for the consequences that this strategy has on other facets of the game (or even the nature of the opponent's offensive & defensive philosophies).
I'm actually pretty shocked that so many fail to be impressed by striving for dominance in what so many currently refer to as the Saban approach. Imo there is no better way to beat someone (virtually anyone) than to do so with the approach that Bama currently uses. Physical humiliation of your opponent and complete control over the flow of the game... I'll take this any day over what a team like Oregon does.