Boom goes boom on the 10-second rule.

He’s a Saban disciple who plays at an even more deliberate pace than his mentor does, so it’s easy to assume that Will Muschamp favors the substitution proposal roiling college football right now.

Except he doesn’t.

Even defensive-minded Florida coach Will Muschamp told ESPN.com on Thursday that he isn’t in favor of the rule. While he ran more of a run-first, traditional pro-style offense during his first three years with the Gators, the addition of new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper has the Gators shifting to more of a spread, up-tempo look in 2014.

Muschamp said he did a study two years ago and learned that on average, four to six snaps a game come before 10 seconds tick off the game clock.

“You’re talking four to six plays, come on,” Muschamp said. “It’s not that big of a deal. It’s not about player safety. To me, it’s funny that everybody wants to argue whatever their point is. It’s not really about what’s good for the game, it’s about what’s good for me, at the end of the day. All these hurry-up guys want to snap as fast as they can snap it, and the guys who don’t hurry-up want the game slowed down.”

Self-interested coaches at the heart of the debate?  Color me shocked, shocked.

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6 responses to “Boom goes boom on the 10-second rule.

  1. Agent Muschump is actually being reasonable about this whole thing.

  2. piper

    It’s not really about when the ball is snapped. Simply lining up and getting the play call from the sidelines prevents substitution.

  3. Ralph

    Slow minded DC’s need more time to call a play. Slow minded players need more time to react to the play called.

  4. Dog in Fla

    Short Fuse defies Master and Commander. Film at 11:00 p.m. the next time Florida plays Alabama