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Spurrier cracks on the 'Saban Rule'

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07:35 AM ET 02.21 | Ever the rascal, South Carolina's Steve Spurrier has a way with words, doesn't he? [Spurrier] has joined the chorus of college football coaches opposed to the rule proposal that would force offenses to wait 10 seconds to snap the football. And that chorus could lead to the proposal's early demise. "So, you want to talk about the 'Saban Rule'?" Spurrier asked Thursday, chuckling. "That's what I call it. (It) looks like it's dead now, hopefully." ... Spurrier said he left a voicemail for [Air Force coach and chairman of the rules committee Troy Calhoun] expressing his disapproval of the proposal. "I just told him I was against it," Spurrier said. "It's ridiculous. Let's let everybody keep playing the way they've been playing."

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February 21, 2014  07:46 AM ET

Oooooooooh TOBC smackin on tricky Nick. I'll bet Bama's not on USCe's docket this year. Eh?

February 21, 2014  07:51 AM ET

I can see on the video feed above that Richard Sherman is not to injured to attend and report on the SI Swimsuit Red Carpet event.

His injury must have been above the belt.

February 21, 2014  08:19 AM ET

Spurrier can be both annoying or hilarious; this time he's having fun taking a shot at ol' buddy Nickie.

February 21, 2014  08:36 AM ET

Even though he's made a career out of taking shots at UTK, I still enjoy Spurrier's humor. Never one to pass up a cheap shot.

February 21, 2014  09:19 AM ET

Why ya gotta call every rule the "Saban rule"? Coach Saint Saban just expressed an opinion is all.

February 21, 2014  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Why ya gotta call every rule the "Saban rule"? Coach Saint Saban just expressed an opinion is all.

He requested a personal meeting with the Rules Committee to discuss this proposal. I'm sure he wanted to talk them out of it.

February 21, 2014  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Why ya gotta call every rule the "Saban rule"? Coach Saint Saban just expressed an opinion is all.

Just be glad everyone hates your team and your coach. It means you're winning.

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February 21, 2014  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Dear Steve:

How many NC games have you won since 1996? Thought so...now SHUT the Phuq up

Now, now, it's a free country, and tOBC never met a mic he didn't like.


The guy never changes, still the same old Spurdog. Getting him to put a cork in his mouth is as near to an impossibility as you're ever gonna find.

February 21, 2014  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Dear Steve:How many NC games have you won since 1996? Thought so...now SHUT the Phuq up

Yeah, because winning 1 game in a non-tournament environment is the true measure of greatness.

February 21, 2014  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He requested a personal meeting with the Rules Committee to discuss this proposal.

You mean he requested a meeting with himself?

February 21, 2014  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You mean he requested a meeting with himself?

No.
Calhoun is chairman of the rules committee.
Saban is chairman of the infractions committee.

February 21, 2014  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

He requested a personal meeting with the Rules Committee to discuss this proposal. I'm sure he wanted to talk them out of it.

I cannot believe you are making such up about a truly saintly man. What has T&R come to when a truly saintly man is criticized so wrongly?

February 21, 2014  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I cannot believe you are making such up about a truly saintly man. What has T&R come to when a truly saintly man is criticized so wrongly?

TnR is operating at it's normal levels, duh.



Sabenz oughtta just let the REC take care of all this, and stay out of it. He's too high profile, he should know just to keep it zipped and let the power of the REC do it's thing.

smh

February 21, 2014  11:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I can see on the video feed above that Richard Sherman is not to injured to attend and report on the SI Swimsuit Red Carpet event.His injury must have been above the belt.

BB, you are better than this!!! What does Richard Sherman have to do with this article????

February 21, 2014  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Dear Steve:How many NC games have you won since 1996? Thought so...now SHUT the Phuq up

LMFAO!!! What in the hell does winning a National Championship have to do with "Safety"?????

February 21, 2014  11:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I cannot believe you are making such up about a truly saintly man. What has T&R come to when a truly saintly man is criticized so wrongly?

Jesus was a saintly man and he got put on a cross with nails... yikes...

what to do with Satan

what to do...hmmmmm

February 21, 2014  11:42 AM ET
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TnR is operating at it's normal levels, duh.Sabenz oughtta just let the REC take care of all this, and stay out of it. He's too high profile, he should know just to keep it zipped and let the power of the REC do it's thing.smh

you read the quotes from BB on his reasons for pushing this with satan? what an ****

can't wait for the piggies game against TT, the number one team in offensive plays last year
bet they try to snap in 5-10 secs every time

February 21, 2014  12:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I cannot believe you are making such up about a truly saintly man. What has T&R come to when a truly saintly man is criticized so wrongly?

Ummm, no. Saban isn't feeding the poor, healing the sick, or bringing justice to helpless. He's just a football coach who is scared of playing Oregon and that's why he's doing everything he can to stop fast-paced offenses.

 
February 21, 2014  12:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Jesus was a saintly man and he got put on a cross with nails... yikes...what to do with Satanwhat to do...hmmmmm

Put him in a room with his daughter. Last man out wins.

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