Jan 1, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier puts on his headset as the South Carolina Gamecocks beat the Wisconsin Badgers 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Spurrier offers take on proposed substitution rule

South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier offered his take this week on the proposed substitution rule that has everyone all riled up.

In an assessment that shouldn’t surprise anyone, Spurrier spoke out against the rule — which would penalize offenses for hiking the ball within the first 10 seconds of the play clock — and took a small shot at Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban while doing so:

So, you want to talk about the ‘Saban Rule’? That’s what I call it. (It) looks like it’s dead now, hopefully.


He took it upon himself to go before the rules committee and get it done. They tried to change the rules. But I don’t think they’re gonna get away with it.


To me, that’s part of football. The ‘no-huddle’ has always been available. I don’t see why we’d take it away right now.

You’ll hear plenty about the proposed rule until it goes to a vote on March 6, so buckle up and enjoy!

[Source: USA Today Sports]

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