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Last week the NCAA proposed a new rule that could see players ejected from games for delivering helmet-to-helmet hits on "defenseless" receivers. If enacted what kind of impact could this new rule have on college football?
Tony Barnhart joined the Tim Brando Show on Monday to discuss the new helmet-to-helmet rules in college football.
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I see this rule as forcing players to give up the 'big hit' philosophy and go back to real tackling! I get so tired of these idiots hitting somebody and the guy just bounce off and keep going. Then the guy who gets shown up hits the next runner in the head to 'prove' he's a man, or something to that effect! Ridiculous! Throw a few of the head-hitters out and maybe coaches will go back to teaching tackling techniques, which has been sorely missing on many teams, most notably Auburn's of the past few years!! Let's get back to football, not show-boating. And while they're at it, I wish they'd throw some idiots out for dancing, strutting, taunting, etc. I know there's supposed to be a rule to prevent it, but I don't see it used very much. Oh, well....I digress! WDE!!!
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I think its a great rule. Intentional helmet-to-helmet hits often result in one player leaving a game with a concussion, so why not punish the hitter by removing him from the game as well. I think the most important part of this rule is the automatic booth review. That's where discretion will come into play because sometimes the hit is not intentional, but if it's determined to be an intentional hit then the hitter should have to pay. If it stays in it will be a controversial rule because I'm sure some coach out there will complain that his team lost a game on a bad call. I doubt if I'll have any sympathy for him, though.
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Here 's the deal: If you play football, there is a good chance u r going to get hurt. If u don't want to get hurt, don't play football. Helmet to helmet hits are part of the game
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If we're going to talk about it, can the know- it-alls in the media at least get the penalty correct?? There is no helmet to helmet penalty in College. It is targeting a defensive player. I'm OK with the ejection but I'd rather see it progressive. The first in a game is a 15 yarder, the second by the same player is another 15 yarder and an ejection. The third in a game and the HC is ejected. That will stop it.
Are they going to pass a rule that ejects receivers for ducking and causing helmet to helmet contact? Because that is the only way that rule can be fair.
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I think it's targeting a "defenseless" player. But it's not just a media problem. I have seen the officials call it that way, too, I saw several instances of helmet-to-helmet contact penalties this year that didn't involve a defenseless player and didn't qualify for spearing (contact with the crown of the helmet), yet a penalty was called. And you're absolutely correct...there is no such penalty on the books. I guess they were just making it up as they went. I think they are being pressured to call something....anything....due to the attention the issue is getting. The rules committee needs to reiterate what constitutes a foul and define it more clearly for the men in stripes.
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