Rejoice: The Proposed 10-Second Defensive Substitution Period Has Been Tabled

By DJ Byrnes on March 5, 2014 at 3:00p
54 Comments

Nick Saban has now lost three of his last three. After Saban and Bert Bielema spear-headed a proposal of a "10-second defensive substitution period" attached to every play in name of "player safety," ESPN's Brent McMurphy is reporting the rule has been tabled until further notice.

Say what you will, but I am diagnosing the cause of death as RICHARD ALAN RODRIGUEZ

And in more ominous news for college defenses:

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BuckeyeSouth's picture

Glad to hear the potential rules change is dead...for now.

Embrace it.

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Hovenaut's picture

Nick, Bert, et al...

 

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JACKTATUMSFOREARM's picture

Watch for the next faze of Saban's attack.  It will involve the referee's giving the defense more time before starting the play clock.

Seattle Linga's picture

I still like the idea of having the blitzing linebacker raising their hand to let the offense know who's coming strong!!!!!!!!!!

I mean after all isn't about player safety?

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Jet to Inferno!    Sound the alarm, Tom Herman just got a license to FLY

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

jedkat's picture

That got tabled pretty quick. Are Bert and Saban bitching about how the rule wasn't allowed the full 10 seconds?

“The teams that don’t respect their coaches and don’t trust their coaches are the teams that go .500"
~Zach Boren

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teddyballgame's picture

Bert is not taking the news very well.

 

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Jason Priestas's picture

Such an amazing GIF.

BuckeyeJ's picture

Everytime I see this it gets better!!! His knees just went------hey were done for a sec! 

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tennbuckeye19's picture

My favorite part of Bert falling (which isn't in the gif above) is when he is helped up he gives the crowd a hearty 'rah rah' with his arm in the air and keeps walking like nothing happened.

 

AkronBuckeye13's picture

I think Bert had to go to a tent maker to get that suit made.

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

That just never gets fucking old!!!  You can tell that it was a little stumble but then his fat momentum just pulled him on down

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Unky Buck's picture

I think Radiohead said it best: gravity always wins.

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D-Day0043's picture

So much for his fake Chinese rubber plants - I mean plans.

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

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mh277907's picture

Saban, as quoted in the ESPN article:

I always go back to what they do in the NFL because they spend millions of dollars to figure out what's best for the game

Then why not propose that the clock should not stop after first downs? If you are really concerned for player safety and you, as you made clear with your astute cigarette analogy, want to decrease the number of plays in a game, why wouldn't you ask for a rule change that has been proven - by the NFL -  to do just that (per ESPN, the average number of plays run by the highest NCAA team - 90, NFL - 72)? Why wouldn't you? Because you have ulterior motives.

buckeyebobcat

jbcuky's picture

Actually from that same article:

"[Saban] wouldn't be opposed to college football following the NFL's lead and no longer stopping the clock after first downs, although that's a change that wouldn't be possible until the 2015 season."

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mh277907's picture

Good call, JBC. Reading comprehension was never my strong suit.

buckeyebobcat

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Jason Priestas's picture

Or give Illinois the first pick among class of 2015 recruits. After all, too many five-stars on one offensive line could lead to injuries from undermatched opponents.

jkrk's picture

And for the millionth time, if Saban was really concerned about player safety he probably wouldn't walk over a guy having a seizure in the hallway.

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cal3713's picture

Also from Saban...

"The fastball guys [up-tempo coaches] say there's no data out there, and I guess you have to use some logic," Saban told ESPN.com. "What's the logic? If you smoke one cigarette, do you have the same chances of getting cancer if you smoke 20? I guess there's no study that specifically says that. But logically, we would say, 'Yeah, there probably is.' "

Wait... what?  

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Buckeye Elite's picture

This is the dumbest rule anyone could ever come up with. Saban is just mad because he has had trouble with up tempo offenses and Brett is jus Brett. If he wants 10 seconds go to the NFL and leave college football alone. The next thing we know football will become a no contact sport. The faster the better. Go Bucks, Bama Sucks!

"Clear eyes, Full heart, Can't lose!"
                                  - Friday Night Lights

bodast67's picture

       "Go home 10 second rule, your drunk" !

 

 

 

     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

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FROMTHE18's picture

Saban is such an idiot. This is a victory for all of us.

BuckeyeJ's picture

rumor has it that they want to pass a new rule that will not allow you to return a missed FG.

 

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bodast67's picture

That's because it is so unsafe for the FG team lineman and kicker to try and tackle...

 

 

 

     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

Unky Buck's picture

Let's celebrate by doing stupid shit!! YOLO!!!

 

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Unky Buck's picture

That's the spirit!!

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Her "Oh f--!" made it better. lol

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Buckeyevstheworld's picture

YOLO!!!

You're dead to me...

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Unky Buck's picture

Hey, it was inspired by your signature!

Edit: And let's not forget about the important sarcasm font there that you so conveniently left out.

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Sarcasm font makes it worse. lol

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

Buckabroad's picture

A good day for the game of football.

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

BUCKSOMIES's picture

Saban and Bert are like two turds in a bowl.  Going Down!  Just like the 10 second rule

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Earle's picture

Rules committee slow-playing the slow-down rule.  How's that for #karma?

Italics are for emphasis.

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Poison nuts's picture

Brilliant Unky! 

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

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Unky Buck's picture

Thanks, Poison. I was actually rather proud of that comment as well, lol.

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BierStube's picture

The Ides of March are approaching ... The ten second rule is dead long live the ten second rule!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Well, as Bo Ryan, Dave Batista, and OSU in response to Bo Ryan would say - DEAL WITH IT!  Same with the rest of the B1G and whatever other poor saps play the Buckeyes this coming season when it comes to hopefully more uptempo.

And seriously, Bert, suck it.  Trying to use a player death to push some rule across...what a mong.  At least Saban tried to be somewhat diplomatic about it.

Class of 2010.

Bucksfan's picture

Why wouldn't Saban favor a system that promotes injury?  #ClearsRosterSpace

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Crimson's picture

This is almost as good as that time you changed your icon.  Wonderful.

Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Somewhere in the dark, dank recesses of Razorback stadium, Burt is swallowing 8 lbs of lilac scented chicken wings and a case of Suzy Qs

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

Buck Commander's picture

I think Bert is crying somewhere licking a big fat pickle AKA Pickle Licker

Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!

Crimson's picture

This is an important distinction.  Is Bert licking a pickle, or is he licking a pickle licker?

Buck Commander's picture

He is licking the pickle of a pickle licker

Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!

buckeyedude's picture

So Nick and Bert "requested this change in the name of 'player safety,'" which we all know is bull shit.

There are enough damn rules in football already.

 

 

buckeyehawk's picture

I suppose it is beating a dead horse, but I'm guessing Saban is losing his edge with "old-school" football, and him oversigning has been maxed out, so the only thing left was to try to change the game to his advantage.  My guess is, with this victory, we shall start to see the decline of Saban...

Whoa Nellie's picture

 

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

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Unky Buck's picture

What a dickhead.

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Crimson's picture

I wouldn't criticize.  You look funny today too.

Buck Commander's picture

BAMA fan be gone

Every time I set my DVR to record Biggest Loser......It always records Wolverine Football Games!