Was thinking about that this am. MO, the area it may hurt the most is in making (mostly defensive) adjustments, especially at the half. However, I'm also not so naive to believe that if there's an adjustment/message that Saban wants to get to the team, it'll get there. But even for Saban, not being able to see things from his normal vantage point is going to be difficult. Maybe UA sets him up with access to an All-22 feed? That would probably be best for a number of reasons, not least of which is it would keep him from destroying his TV midway through the 1st quarter when Gary won't stop harping on a late hit that wasn't flagged against Bama.
Can you only have so many coaches on the sideline? Is that why he's in an "off the field" position like Butch? I assumed it was a title because of vacancy surrounding coaches and they used that to add more and those guys were not allowed on the sidelines during a game due to title. I could be totally wrong though.
It's been a decade since he was a DC. Even then, his defenses weren't that good. Personally, I don't understand the 'love affair' some have with Strong because I can't find the endearing qualities.