“It’s gonna look out of the ordinary.”

Rogers Redding isn’t used to backpedaling and it clearly shows as the NCAA Football Rules Committee is in full retreat on the 10-second substitution rule proposal.

It’s likely the rules committee will also consider unofficial feedback, including the results of an anonymous survey of FBS head coaches conducted by ESPN.com. The survey of 128 coaches showed overwhelming opposition to the proposal. Ninety-three coaches (73 percent) were opposed; 25 (19.5 percent) were in favor of the proposal; nine (seven percent) were undecided.

“It’s a piece of information that people are gonna be interested in,” Redding said. “Whether it would sway anyone, it’s another data point. I wouldn’t be surprised if it (had an impact).”

I think I’m gonna have to appropriate “it’s another data point” as a brush off response.  Although I suppose it beats saying, “yeah, this has been a real clown show”.

And once again, Saban proves he’s the smartest guy in the room by not commenting publicly.

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4 responses to ““It’s gonna look out of the ordinary.”

  1. I thought the same thing about Saban. He hasn’t been shy about vocalizing his opinion, but as soon as Bert started talking publicly, Saban completely clammed up. And like you said, wisely so.

  2. Scorpio Jones, III

    Of all the bad things said here about the NCAA, deservedly…this may be the worst.

    “It’s likely the rules committee will also consider unofficial feedback, including the results of an anonymous survey of FBS head coaches conducted by ESPN.com.”

    Now the NCAA has the Worldwide Leader of Bullshit doing their poling.

    A political analogy would be appropriate here, but will restrain myself.

  3. Spokesman for His Imperial Highness

    “Coach Saban does not have time to comment further on this shit, he is busy with roster management.”

  4. Little Nicky will be instrumental in the NCAA’S fate.