The proposed rule that would require offenses to wait 10 seconds before snapping the football, designed to impact the pace of play in college football, is set to be considered by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel on May 6. If it passes, the rule could be in place for the 2014 season.

The public backlash from coaches across the county suggests that the rule does not have favorable odds. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier voiced his opinion on the rule, and its chances of being passed in talks with USA Today's George Schroeder.

"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."

College football never stops, and neither does Spurrier's ability to throw some jabs at his colleagues through the media. The rule proposal has been frequently linked to the Crimson Tide coach along with Arkansas coach Bret Bielema. Both coaches participated in the discussion of the proposal last week, but neither voted on the issue.