Let's face it, Chizik won a National Title with the spread offense and although he didn't conquer the world his other couple of years he did win a couple of bowl games.
He also recruited offensive players who specialized in running the spread in high school.
Suddenly, after the beat down we gave them in Auburn last year he took spread offense oriented players and tried to force them into being proficient at running a pro-style offense which obviously has been a huge huge mistake, like trying to train a race horse to pull a plow.
It doesn't take a football genius to see that.
The only reason I can figure is that he looked at Saban and Bama and said, "I've got to do it like he does".
Am I right or am I wrong? No strong opinion here. I just can't see, after looking at their personnel why he ever thought they could run a pro-style offense unless he felt like he almost had to.