Petrino doesn’t like ‘Saban Rule’

Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino doesn’t like the “Saban Rule” banning the head coach from visiting schools during the spring evaluation period. If you are keeping score, that makes Saban, Les Miles, Urban Meyer and Petrino who have publically repudiated the rule.

Houston Nutt is quoted in the same story talking about the rule. He said he “could live with the rule,” but enjoyed being out traveling. Is that a political way of saying he supported it?

The story also reveals Bobby Johnson of Vanderbilt as a proponent of the “Saban Rule.”

Four NFL washouts hit SEC
Four SEC coaches came crawling back to college after horrible stints in the NFL. Darren Epps of the Times Free Press makes this simple point: Here’s the point: Coaching in the NFL stinks. The season never really ends, the rosters are small, many coaches possess little control over free-agent signings and the draft, and winning consistently is extremely difficult. If you hold a particularly demanding practice, players can complain to the NFLPA. And now the coaching salaries in college are approaching NFL-type money.

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