Arizona Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez (right) waits with his team prior to entering the field before the game against the Nevada Wolf Pack in the 2012 New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium. Arizona defeated Nevada 49-48. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Mark J. Rebilas / March 3, 2014)
Arizona' Rich Rodriguez made it clear he doesn't support a proposed 10-second rule change. Rodriguez did a Speed parody attacking the plan.
The Wildcats coach spoofed the 1994 action movie, ‘Speed’ with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock to demonstrate his disdain for the proposed legislation, which forces teams from snapping the ball until 10 seconds elapses from the play clock.
Last season, Arizona averaged 79.2 plays per game – ninth most nationally behind programs like Texas Tech, Cal, Baylor and Clemson – and the Wildcats ranked 31st in the country in total offense. Rodriguez is among a growing number of coaches against the move including Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze while others like Alabama’s Nick Saban and Arkansas’ Bret Bieliema push for reform.
The NCAA expects to revisit the proposal later this week.
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