Posted February 13, 2014

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy rants on Twitter against proposed rule changes

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Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy is one of several coaches opposed to the proposed defensive substitution rule change. (Stacy Revere/Getty)

The NCAA football rules committee is proposing some changes for the upcoming season, one of which is designed to ease defensive substitutions. The proposed rule would allow defenses to substitute within the first 10 seconds of the 40-second play clock, except in the final two minutes of each half. Any offense that snaps the ball before there are 29 seconds left on the play clock would incur a 5-yard delay-of-game penalty. Naturally, this would slow down some of the up-tempo offenses that have taken over the college game.

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Many coaches, particularly those of fast-paced offenses have already begun expressing their displeasure with the new rule. Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy for one, took to Twitter to rail against the proposed change, likening it to taking away the shot clock in basketball. Gundy joins coaches like Arizona’s Rich Rodriguez and Mississippi’s Hugh Freeze on the record against the new rule.

 


42 comments
CraigBannecke
CraigBannecke

How can anyone in their right mind think the hurry up no huddle (HUNH) is a safety issue when you have 40 and 50 year old referee's running around the whole time managing the game. They don't get to go off the field when the teams change offenses and defenses.  Each team has 3 time outs per half and if it is a televised game which most of the Big 5 Conferences are you have all those TV time outs. I mean good Lord the HUNH has just sped the game up from all those commercials we have to watch.  

Most players that have been seriously injured or even died have died in practise not games.  This proposed rule is what it appears to be.  An excuse for Alabama and Arkansa because they can't control the game like Bama use to and …….. I don't know what Bielema is thinking ?

Fred21
Fred21

Looks like the SEC attempting to shore up their "mighty" defenses that have proven vulnerable under the current rules. Remember, Texas A&M was a middle of the pack team in the Big 12, but was able to beat Alabama in their house in 2012 and proved that that was not a fluke by giving them all kinds of trouble against them again in 2013. Rather than develop a defense that has an answer to the fast paced offenses, they want to outlaw what they can't cover. Would Alabama, OU, or Texas have allowed rules changes to remove the wishbone's advantages in 1960's and 1970's?

GaryBrunner
GaryBrunner

If they want to help the defense, start calling offensive pass interference.  Rarely does a receiver get called for pushing the defender away, but let the defender get close to a receiver and the laundry flies.

GaryBrunner
GaryBrunner

The 10 second rule would be almost as dumb as the shot clock in basketball.

stagger
stagger

Not a rant at all. But, the headline made me click the link, so I guess mission accomplished SI...

BY
BY

The reason Saban and others want to change the rule is so they can continue to have those big fat guys play defensive tackle. The big fat guys get too tired otherwise. Notice none of the proponents for change comes from schools like Northern Illinois.

biasedsportsfan
biasedsportsfan

Strategies have costs, and the argument for this rule (that Nick Saban and others have made, evidently) is that it endangers player safety. I don't know that it necessarily endangers player safety any more than every play run in football, and I personally disagree with the notion that rules should be changed to slow down a game where plays occur during roughly 20-30% of the clock time. The irony of calling it a "delay-of-game" penalty does not escape me either.

badboykilla4rilla
badboykilla4rilla

i like the rule.  i hate watching a game...where 45% of the scoring happens in the last 3 minutes of each half. 

Listening
Listening

Not really a Gundy fan but I have to agree with him here.  Making rules just to benefit certain teams (like Saban's) is stupid!

JJ_Eagles
JJ_Eagles

This is a joke. Offenses evolve and they change the rules? Please. Evolve the defenses.

Baldeagle
Baldeagle

Is the defense the only side of the ball that get's tired, I would think the offense would too except for the fact they will probably be in better physical condition than those defenses that don't practice against the hurry up offense and aren't as physically conditioned for it.  STUPID NCAA!  Let the coaches figure out how to defense it.

6marK6
6marK6

I would rant as well if I was Gundy, do anything to shift attention from the fact that I can't win a big game to save my life.

ShawnB
ShawnB

He totally went off the rails!!  GREATEST RANT EVER!

JubJub
JubJub

That's a rant?

Idiotic headline.

Huskerstildeath
Huskerstildeath

this is so dumb, first, what if you are trailing by 2 scores and you have the ball with 3 minutes left, do you want to score as fast as you can? Why do you have to wait for 2 minutes? if this stupid rule get passed I feel that in some way shape or form it will bite Bama in the rear.

JBMeacham
JBMeacham

How is this a "rant"?  Every time someone provides their opinion backed up with some facts about the game, it's considered a rant?  

Ray1950
Ray1950

"Why change our sport at the peak of its popularity"


Because that's the way Coach Saban wants it.

stabmasterarson21
stabmasterarson21

Good job, Coach S̶A̶B̶A̶N̶ SATAN getting Y.O.U.R. rule up at the forefront.  $EC, $EC, $EC!

BP_PR
BP_PR

How was that "ranting"? He was just making some points; pretty valid in my opinion.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Does anyone else see it as ironic that they want to call a quick snap a 'delay of game' penalty?

negotiatorcmcr
negotiatorcmcr

That constitutes a rant? Was he screaming as he typed it? He expressed his opinion. I guess I'm ranting now too.

sportsGuy12
sportsGuy12

He should of said, "I'm a man, I'm now 46."

CraigBannecke
CraigBannecke

@Fred21  It is not the SEC wanting to make the change it's Alabama and Arkansa wanting the change. Spurrier and Malzahn have already come out in defense of the HUNH.  Most of the SEC see's it as a natural progression of the game. Sorry, hate  to burst your bubble

AmySkene
AmySkene

@6marK6  What was OK State before Gundy?  You're stupid man.

tiggerc
tiggerc

@ShawnB  SEC alum/fan here.  Appreciate Gundy had the courage to publicly call them out!

RayIsBipolar
RayIsBipolar

@BP_PR  Exactly, a rant is what Incognito spewed on the world yesterday. This is simply a coach voicing his side of the debate. 

JeffreyLosey
JeffreyLosey

@BP_PR What's funny is in my head as I finished reading this and before I got to the comments, that is EXACTLY what I thought.  It's not a "rant" - it's a guy putting out some well reasoned views on the subject.  I saw the headline and thought we'd have something along the lines of his "I'm a man, I'm 40" thing - THAT was a rant...

Serena
Serena

@BP_PR  Because SEC coaches want this change and anyone who speaks out against the SEC has to be made to look like the villain 

wetmouse
wetmouse

@sportsGuy12 He's still not a man, but at least he's not abusing a female reporter this time.

tiggerc
tiggerc

@Serena @BP_PR  Not so fast Serena!  This is Saban & Bielema and AA alone.  The SEC has no love for 'em.

nfinitwordsfoto
nfinitwordsfoto

@Serena @BP_PR   It's not an SEC thing. It's an Alabama thing.  There are several SEC teams that run the up-tempo offense.  They both beat the Tide last year.