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NCAA - slowly ruining football (rules changes - merged)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Ohio Steeler, May 31, 2006.

  1. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    If every kick is likely to end up at the 25, I would seriously consider teaching kickers to send a worm burner into the up men and play the carom.

    Think about it.
    • Big body types are lined up between the 15-25 yard lines and aren't used to handling the ball.
    • If they can handle it, they aren't going to return it far
    • Solid chance they muff it or fumble it if they get hit (again, guys not used to carrying a ball)
    • They are going to get the fucking ball at the 25 guaranteed if you do anything else at all.
    • It will take coaches a while to adjust and stop putting those type of guys back there.
    They pretty much just eliminated the risk of trying this by implementing this rule so, if there is very little risk and decent reward of a turn over then why not?
  2. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    Fair catch rule is dumb. Just get rid of kickoffs. You'd have the same middle-aged desk jockeys who bitch about every football safety rule being the end of American masculinity whining for a while, but everyone else would stop noticing anything changed by week 3.
    cincibuck likes this.
  3. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Completely agree.

    I question the efficacy of this rule in terms of player safety. As long as the fair catch is optional, the other 21 guys still have to run down and do their jobs, which is essentially get involved in a collision.

    If the evidence is clear that the kick returner is the guy solely at risk then I would understand it but I do not believe that is what the injury data would show. The NFL, who doesn't exactly lead the way in concern for player safety, did away with the wedge a few years back out of concern over those type of collisions. This rule does nothing for that as far as I can see.

    I am all for any change that improves player safety. I am not in favor of rules that fundamentally change the game while at the same time, fail to improve player safety.
  4. charlohiottean

    charlohiottean So much potential…

    How To Kick A Worm Burner In Football:
    • Lay the ball across the tee like a bloated cheesesteak.
    • Jog five steps forward and kick the snot out of it.
    • There is no step three.
  5. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Our local HS coach loved this average field position 40 yd line.
  6. TDunk

    TDunk The Dunk Abides

  7. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

  8. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    Get rid of kickoffs.
    Nigel Tufnel likes this.
  9. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    Can you fair catch a worm-burner?

    I still say that if you want to do away with the extra points and kickoffs, merge the two. After a touchdown, tee it up at the 50. Kick it through the uprights and you get your extra point, and the other team gets it at the 25. Come up short, and they can return it. If you want to go for two, put it back at the 3 (or 2 for NFL) and go for 2. The other team then gets the ball at the 25.

    You can still choose to go for the onside kick from your own 35, but if the ball travels past the 50 without being touched, no recovery is required and they get the ball at the 50.

    Personally, I liked the old way of kick offs. But if we're going to spit in the face of the sport, we might as well make it some good spit.
    charlohiottean likes this.
  10. LostLassie

    LostLassie Am I Allowed To Say That? '17 BPCFFB II Champ

    Maybe we could just have the captains meet at the 50 yard line, draw a card from a deck the refs hold, and whoever has the highest value card wins the game. Pack up and go home. Easy breezy.
  11. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    For safety, they still wear pads and helmets, right?
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  12. LostLassie

    LostLassie Am I Allowed To Say That? '17 BPCFFB II Champ


    Underneath their specially designed Nike team logo-emblazoned biohazard suits. (Sporting extra-special throwback designs for the big "games.")

    No handshakes between the team captains, though. Because Germs.
    buckeyebri and CFPBuckeye like this.
  13. BayBuck

    BayBuck Buckeyes are best

    That's why fist bumps are the preferred protocol these days.
    buckeyebri likes this.
  14. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Handshakes are cool. Waterboys are now hand sanitizer boys. They come out and squirt that shit all over.

    That’s what she said.
    scarletmike and buckeyebri like this.
  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer almost walked away from a presser podium back in 2016 when he found out former Alabama running back Trent Richardson returned to Tuscaloosa and practiced against the Crimson Tide.

    "It's got me thinking," he said while jokingly picking up his phone.

    Though Meyer never summoned a former Heisman winner to practice against his team, he'll no longer have that option. The NCAA on Wednesday passed a bylaw banning the practice.


    Both subdivisions adopted proposals preventing former student-athletes from participating in practice at their former schools. Sponsored by the Atlantic Coast Conference, the proposal is intended to negate competitive and recruiting advantages schools potentially could gain by allowing former student-athletes to practice with the current team.

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