This goes back to the "analyst" and "quality control" positions Saban created when he left Miami for Alabama. It's completely changed college football (along w/ the 60 person recruiting staff): Shot at Bama? Hunter Renfrow post-game quote raising eyebrows Shot at Bama? Hunter Renfrow post-game quote raising eyebrows It’s the “five guys on the field as coaches” part that is getting the most attention. Considering the full quote opens with comparing Swinney and Saban, the end portion of the quote appears to be accusing Alabama of breaking the NCAA’s rule about on-field coaches in games and practice. The NCAA officially allows 10 on-field assistants who “may participate in any manner in the coaching of the intercollegiate team of a member institution during any football game, practice or other organized activity.” Renfrow’s quote is being interpreted as implying that some of Alabama’s analysts are working in practice as on-field coaches. Clemson has exactly five offensive assistant coaches.