An ESPN poll of the nation's 128 head coaches shows little support for a proposed rule that would slow down college offenses.
Just 25 coaches say they favor the rule, and of those, only 11 are coaches in one of the five 'power conferences' - the ACC, SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12, plus Notre Dame.
Ninety three coaches oppose the rule, and nine said they are undecided. Among 'power conference' coaches, 48 are opposed, 11 are in favor, and six are undecided.
One head coach refused to participate, saying he "did not wish to be part of the conversation on this topic."
Voting was confidential, although many coaches have already gone on record either favoring or opposing the proposal.
If passed, the rule proposal would prohibit offenses snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds run off the 40-second play clock, which would allow defenses to substitute. The only exception would be in the final two minutes of each half or if the play clock began at 25 seconds. If the offense snaps the ball before the play clock is less than 30 seconds, it would be penalized 5 yards for 'delay of game.'
Under current rules, defenses are not guaranteed an opportunity to substitute unless the offense subs first.