The new rule could be in place in 2014
The new rule could be in place in 2014.

College football coaches hate the proposed rule changes

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The NCAA is currently contemplating the implementation of a new rule that would significantly slow down college football offenses.

The proposal would see team's unable to snap the ball before the 29-second mark of the play clock and it's supporters feel it would make the playing environment safer for defensive players who would have more time to set themselves ahead of the play.

The move has drawn criticism from a number of quarters however, and it seems those in the top jobs at FBS schools are far from pleased with the idea.

In a poll conducted by's Brett McMurphy, in which he asked 128 coaches for their opinion, a huge majority of 93 were against the proposed rule changes.

25 were pro, while nine others remained undecided.

It is also worth noting that of the 25 who supported the move, only 11 were coaching at a school in one of the five power conferences (SEC, ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12).

The major objection will likely be the feeling that the rule takes away the opportunity for dominant offenses to capitalize on slow defenses, and there still remains a lack of firm evidence to support the suggestion that slow would mean safe in college football.

Ultimately the decision will rest on an 11-member panel who will vote on March 6

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