Not even 20 percent of college head coaches support the 10-second proposal

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The 10-second proposal hasn’t been popular among media talking heads or the fans, and apparently, it’s not even remotely popular among FBS head coaches.

ESPN reported only 25 of 128 coaches were in support of the proposal that would slow down hurry-up offenses; ninety-three coaches were against it. Only 11 coaches from the power five conferences – SEC, ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and Big Ten – supported the proposed rule.

Specifically in the SEC, the only two voiced proponents of the rule are Nick Saban and Bret Bielema, while Gus Malzahn, Mark Richt, Hugh Freeze, Butch Jones and Kevin Sumlin have all publicly said they were against the proposal. Muschamp gave the most honest opinion.

A majority vote of the 11-member oversight panel is all that’s needed to pass the rule on March 6, and if passed, the rule would be put into action during the 2014 season.

Links to what every coach said about the proposal thus far:

You can read the ESPN report for more.

Photo Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

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  • No surprise here. Saban & Bielema use the player safety concerns to back this, but when the next proposal is limiting the number of practices or limiting full-contact practices, bet they won’t support that. Full-contact practices correlate to player safety concerns far more than an up-tempo offense does.

  • Not surprised. Ready for March 6th to be here to see how they vote

  • I WONDER WHAT ALL THESE COACHES ARE SCARED OF. ALL THEY WANT TO DO IS TAKE AWAY FROM THE DEFENCE EVERY YEAR. I GUESS CAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO COACH PLAYERS TO PLAY DEFENCE. TAKE ALL THE SISSY RULES OFF THE BOOKS THAT TRHAY HAVE MADE OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS AND THAT WOULD MAKE IT FAIR.

  • so much for the ‘wisdom’ and ‘honesty’ Muschamp brought to this idea. maybe the most honest thing that someone said centered around the excitement and popularity that FSU, AU, Mizzou, Oregon, Baylor, and so many other teams are bringing to football. In my humble opinion college football has become so much better than the NFL that the NFL has recruit Kelly and more college coaches

  • A better rule would simply be that all referees need to be set before the ball can be snapped. It doesn’t matter how fast a team chooses to play, and competition is part of the game. But for the game to be officiated, the refs need to be in position before the ball is snapped. Not seen much with this logic. And, pro-set will be for the rule, HUNH will be against it, in its current form – why wouldn’t they be?

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