The proposed 10-second rule in college football has drawn the ire of a lot of head coaches throughout the nation. Without question, one of them is Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez, who is one of the modern-day innovators of the hurry-up offense. His West Virginia teams throughout mid-2000s with Pat White and Steve Slaton set a new standard.
So, of course he’s a bit perturbed by the proposed rule. But instead of going on some angry rant, Rodriguez decided that he would take a more humorous approach.
Watch here as he takes the part of Keanu Reeves in “Speed” and let’s his dissatisfaction be known.
That was by far one of the funniest things that you will see all day, and it was a rather creative way for the Arizona head coach to get his feelings out there.
The proposed rule would not let offenses snap the ball within a 10-second window, giving opposing defenses time to adjust, which basically defeats the ultimate purpose of the hurry-up no-huddle offenses.