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College football coaches won't give proposed new rule the time of day
College football coaches won't give proposed new rule the time of day

Time appears to be running out on one of the most controversial issues of college football's off-season. The NCAA Football Rules Committee last month began considering a proposal that would penalize teams for snapping the ball before 10 seconds have elapsed on the 40-second play clock. The proposed rule, which would allow for defensive substitutions, would not affect the last two minutes of each half. The proposal, initially trumpeted as a safety issue to protect players from injury, caught most college football coaches off guard. It also sparked and spotlighted a visceral divide between coaches who run up-tempo, no-huddle offenses and those such as Alabama's Nick Saban who have made...

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