HOOVER, Ala. —
While Bielema is decidedly old school, Malzahn represents what’s new in college football.
His hurry-up, no-huddle approach is getting popular in the SEC — Freeze and Sumlin are also devoted disciples of that offense.
And Malzahn plans on winning quickly at a place not known for patience. The previous coach, Gene Chizik, was fired just two years after winning that 2010 national championship.
“I think when you take a head job, you know exactly what you’re getting into,” Malzahn said. “You’ve got to be prepared. You have to have a plan. The bottom line is you have to be successful. I think all coaches — especially in this league — understand that.”