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Kliff Kingsbury takes shot at Nick Saban proposal

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11:25 AM ET 02.23 | By now, you may have heard that the NCAA has proposed a rule change that would require college football offenses to wait at least 10 seconds before snapping the ball. Proponents of the rule site player-safety concerns, while the other side argues a rule change would be unfair to hurry-up offenses. Well, before the official vote on the rule takes place March 6 by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel, Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury is making sure his opinion on the rule change is known. When asked whether he thought the rule was for Saban's self interest or "honest consideration" for player safety, Kingsbury took the opportunity to take a shot at Saban. "The last three losses he's had had have been against up-tempo teams. I'll leave it at that," Kingsbury said on the Outside The Lines podcast. "I was surprised that it got that far to be honest," he continued. "And to put it under the guise of player safety when like everybody said there is no empirical data to back anything even close to that."

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February 23, 2014  11:39 AM ET

""The last three losses he's (Saban) had had have been against up-tempo teams. I'll leave it at that," Kingsbury said"!!!!! End of story!!!!!

February 23, 2014  11:39 AM ET

Spot on, Kliff!

February 23, 2014  11:44 AM ET

Cool. Another story about a coach whining about the 'new rule' that isn't. Great job, FN!

February 23, 2014  11:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Cool. Another story about a coach whining about the 'new rule' that isn't. Great job, FN!

LOL, read the article again!!! When "Kingsbury was asked" whether he thought the rule was for Saban's self interest or "honest consideration" for player safety, Kingsbury said "The last three losses he's (Saban) had had have been against up-tempo teams. I'll leave it at that"!!!!! Why is that "whining"???

February 23, 2014  12:10 PM ET

If, then only a light-bodied, pale wine... A fair accompaniment to batter-fried half-sour pickle slices with creme fraiche.

February 23, 2014  12:15 PM ET

Kingsbury said "... "And to put it under the guise of player safety..."

... meaning this is a "non-rule change" year for the committee, and the only way it can propose a change is if its a tweak to an existing rule or if there's a safety concern. So rather than wait for a "rule change year" they spin it as a safety issue to get it in this year.

February 23, 2014  12:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Cool. Another story about a coach whining about the 'new rule' that isn't. Great job, FN!

The only coaches Whining are Saban and Bielema. They run the fewest plays in college football, the hurry up offense is bad for their programs so THEY whined to the rules committee behind closed doors.

And there you have it. Fact.

February 23, 2014  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The only coaches Whining are Saban and Bielema. They run the fewest plays in college football, the hurry up offense is bad for their programs so THEY whined to the rules committee behind closed doors.And there you have it. Fact.

Yep.. And Bielema stuck a shoe store in his mouth, with regards to the Cal player, trying to defend this proposal.

The proposal is just petty intramural politics.

February 23, 2014  01:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Yep.. And Bielema stuck a shoe store in his mouth, with regards to the Cal player, trying to defend this proposal.The proposal is just petty intramural politics.

I believe he went so far a few days ago to claim " some player is going to die if we do not change this rule." Honest....

February 23, 2014  01:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The only coaches Whining are Saban and Bielema. They run the fewest plays in college football, the hurry up offense is bad for their programs so THEY whined to the rules committee behind closed doors.And there you have it. Fact.

Yep, as I said before, Nick and Brett shold give this nonsense up and spend their time trying to stop the NHHU on the field.

February 23, 2014  02:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Cool. Another story about a coach whining about the 'new rule' that isn't. Great job, FN!

Most coaches aren't whining. They're laughing...at Nicky's desperate attempt to change the rules, so that his 5-star fatties can compete with guys who are in shape.

February 23, 2014  02:46 PM ET
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I believe he went so far a few days ago to claim " my career is going to die if we do not change this rule." Honest....

FIFY

February 23, 2014  04:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

LOL, read the article again!!! When "Kingsbury was asked" whether he thought the rule was for Saban's self interest or "honest consideration" for player safety, Kingsbury said "The last three losses he's (Saban) had had have been against up-tempo teams. I'll leave it at that"!!!!! Why is that "whining"???

Because Teflon is a 'Bama fan?

February 23, 2014  04:56 PM ET

Kliff's no dummy.

February 23, 2014  05:03 PM ET

Pretty shady that the NCAA is even considering this. Saban does well enough in recruiting that he shouldn't be whining to the powers that be about changing the game, and the powers that be should damn well not consider appeasing him.

Just more college football BS, I guess.

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February 24, 2014  08:41 AM ET
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5-star fatties

I think I saw a few of those yesterday in Walmart.

February 24, 2014  02:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The proposal is just petty intramural politics.

I think we can all picture a miniature Saban telling his playmates: "If you don't play my way, I'm taking my ball and going home."

February 24, 2014  06:16 PM ET
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I think we can all picture a miniature Saban telling his playmates: "If you don't play my way, I'm taking my ball and going home."

Yea. He looks up to all his players. And their children. And anyone over 5 ft...............
Anyway - I think Saban entered dementia during the last second of the Auburn game this year.

 
February 25, 2014  12:31 AM ET
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Yea. He looks up to all his players. And their children. And anyone over 5 ft...............Anyway - I think Saban entered dementia during the last second of the Auburn game this year.

i'm no auburn fan, but that was sweet. that pos saban out coached and dumbstruck. who could ask for more?

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