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.
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