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Looks like the NCAA is going to add ejections to players who hit defenseless players. I do not think I like this. At the very least it is going to slow the game up even more to review the play.
I hate this it is to subjective and some times it can not be avoided
Don't like the new rule because it is too much of a judgement call
Hate it. Especially considering that Big 12 officials suck, and seem to hate us.
Read this earlier on ESPN, not really sure this is the solution. Before too long everyone is going to be more afraid to hit and tackle, and we wonder why every team is scoring 50 to 70 points a game.
Then eject all running backs and receivers that put their heads down and make contact with a defensive player...fairs fair. How many times have you seen a ball carrier put his head down and cause the call to be made?
This. Teams like Ohio State, Michigan, Texas will never get called and teams like Indiana will lose their best d player after a big hit
If it was clearly intentional, I have no problem with this rule. It will depend on how it is enforced. Offensive players should also be pitched not just defensive, I have always felt that an offensive player that drops his head to take on a defensive player head to head is just as guilty. If in doubt ignore it, or pitch them both. Keep if fair for both sides of the ball.
I was taught to honor and respect my elders. They are getting much harder to find these days.
I agree 100%
I think it should only e called if a player launches himself, at least the first year
I agree with you guys it is just way too much up to the opinions of the refs. I hope it doesn't play a big role but I am afraid it will at least for the first few weeks of the season.
I don't like this at all and Im sure the majority of officials don't either. They will likely be pressured from their conference director to enforce this which will cause some questionable decisions.
Problem is, we didn’t know what we were doing either. But when we didn’t know what we were doing, we were pretty good at it…..
When a guy leaves his feet with his head leading the charge looking like a guided missile the throw the flag. But a guy coming up to try to make a hit and has his arms and hands going foreward as well, then too many things can happen a ball carry has a lot to do with how contact us made.
For the safety of the sport, I understand why they are considering this. There is ample authority out there, much of it coming from research championed at WVU, which suggests that concussions can cause residual effects which don't show up now, but show up later in life well before general dementia would onset in a suspectible person. it is the mission of the sport, as it should be, to protect the health and safety of the player.
The effect of this rule is unfortunately to punish a team which has less depth. An Ohio State, or other top tier program, is more likely than say a WVU, year in and year out, to have a top flight replacement for an ejected player.
I don't have a problem with the rule. We can't place our own enjoyment above protection of a player. Look at the evolution of rules which protect the players, especially the quarterback, who is often defenseless, and you'll see the pendulum continues to swing toward safety.
It's a rule I can live with.
I do think the ejection call should be made by a referee who is in the replay booth.
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