(NEW YORK) — The NCAA Football Rules Committee withdrew a rule proposal that would have put a stop to hurry-up offenses.
The 12-member committee unanimously voted Wednesday to not allow the proposed rule to be sent to the Playing Rules Oversight Panel.
The rules committee proposed the change three weeks ago, stating it would help make the game safer: The thought was the fewer plays there were in a game, the less of a chance there was for injury. The problem with the idea was that most coaches hated it.
In an ESPN survey of all 128 FBS coaches, 93 of them were against the proposal, 25 were in favor, nine were undecided, and one refused to participate.
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