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Video: Arizona tackles 10-second rule in ‘Speed’ spoof

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Over the past couple weeks, thousands of words have been written and even more spoken regarding the highly-devisive rule proposal that would penalize teams if the ball is snapped before 10 seconds have run off the play clock.

The vast majority of coaches are against what has been dubbed “the Saban Rule,” even as the Alabama head coach claims he’s not the driving force behind it.  One of the coaches decidedly against the proposal is Arizona’s Rich Rodriguez, with his football program taking a rather unique approach to voicing their displeasure.

Monday afternoon, UA unveiled a video that takes numerous not-so-subtle jabs at the proposal and the coaches behind it.  The video is a spoof of the movie “Speed,” replete with “appearances” by Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves and starring RichRod in an Oscar-worthy role.  Also making an appearance is a villain who some might say bears a resemblance to Bret Bielema, the Arkansas head coach who has been a vocal, foot-in-the-mouth proponent of a rule designed to slow down uptempo offenses.

Take a look:


Brilliant.  Absolutely brilliant.

The NCAA Rules Oversight Panel, which received a recommendation from the NCAA Football Rules Committee last month,  is expected to vote yea or nay on the proposal this coming week, with most predicting the proposal will be shot down.

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7 Responses to “Video: Arizona tackles 10-second rule in ‘Speed’ spoof”
  1. mydixienormus says: Mar 3, 2014 3:40 PM

    Nice video. Too bad they couldn’t catch the Huskies this year! Respeck. Westside.

  2. jtinnon2009 says: Mar 3, 2014 3:54 PM

    Rich Rad is a prick…and a loser.

  3. wareagle1961 says: Mar 3, 2014 4:08 PM

    That’s some funny stuff right there ….

  4. dmcgrann says: Mar 3, 2014 10:07 PM

    Aaah, anyone can jump an old GMC “Forward Look” bus. Do it with a Flxible or one of those CNG-powered Gilligs, and we’ll talk.

  5. elwaysagenius says: Mar 3, 2014 10:53 PM

    The “old coach” should’ve been wearing Arkansas or ‘Bama apparel.

  6. dkhhuey says: Mar 3, 2014 11:56 PM

    Awesome – It would have been awesome to see the look on Bert’s face when he saw that one! Probably even caused him to stop chewing on his XXL meat lovers twinkie stuffed crust pizza

  7. blacknyellablacknyella says: Mar 12, 2014 3:22 PM

    Embarrassing. I felt uncomfortable watching that. Univ of Arizona has NEVER had an impact on the gridiron. They should just tear down their ‘program’ and focus on basketball.

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