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Former Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden calls NCAA defensive substution rule proposal 'bogus'

Gina Mizell Published: February 14, 2014

Former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden is, as expected, not a fan of the proposed NCAA rule change that would institute a mandatory 10-second window in between every play to allow for defensive substitutions.

Weeden effectively ran the Air Raid spread — an up-tempo, no-huddle system — during his time as a Cowboy, where OSU captured its first Big 12 title and won the Fiesta Bowl.

“I think it’s bogus,” Weeden said Friday from OU Medical Center, where he was celebrating the arrival of a new pediatric heart surgeon. “I hate it. Especially doing what we did at Oklahoma State when I was there and what we continue to do, I think it’s ridiculous. If that passes, I’ll be shocked. Defenses can move around and disguise and do all those things, but the offense can’t hurry up and do their thing? It’s ridiculous.”

Weeden joins OSU coach Mike Gundywho spoke out against the rule on his Twitter account Thursday – as Cowboys who have expressed their displeasure over the proposed rule change. The issue first came to the forefront last summer, when Alabama coach Nick Saban and Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said they believed no-huddle offenses caused more injuries.


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