At long last, it seems the pitchforks and torches can be put away. Coaches can stop taking time out of their day to defend the way their teams play and get back to coaching. And Nick Saban and Bret Bielema can stop dreaming up unseemly analogies for hurry up offenses. According to the AP, the ten second proposal is pretty much dead.
An NCAA rules committee has tabled a proposal to penalize college football offenses for snapping the ball before 10 seconds had run off the 40-second play clock, The Associated Press has learned.
After a conference call by the football rules committee, it was agreed the so-called 10-second rule would not be given to the playing rules oversight panel on Thursday for approval, according to a person with knowledge of the decision who spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made. ESPN and USA Today first reported the proposal had been shelved.
With this bit of unpleasantness now out of the way, you are now free to resume the countdown to spring practice.