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New NCAA rule: if less than 4 seconds left QB can't spike ball to stop clock. Can get a play off, but can't spike it & run another play
NCAA approved rule for 2013 requires ejection of players who target & contact defenseless players above shoulders & 15-yard penalty
This post was edited by PirateBull 13 months ago
what is the penalty if he does? clock runs out? fumble? 5 yards? and who is this protecting??
that said i kind of like it
What the........What was the reasoning behind this change? Totally lame and gives a team with no timeouts little chance at setting up a FG in the game's final seconds.
ECU 4 Life
Stupid. I guess they are trying to diminish the scrutiny on officials @ clock keepers in stopping clock at end of games????
So can the QB take snap and rifle ball out of bounds, as in years past?
No grounding if the X is out there near it
So damn stupid. Coaches will find ways around that. You can run a quick slant and throw it at the guys feet in less than four seconds....
Wierd rule, basically it used to be intentional grounding but instead it just stopped the clock for some reason. Rule makes since but kinda changes the game from how it has been played forever.
Spike rule stems from this...
Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson spikes the ball to stop the clock, but time runs out and Oregon wins the game.
I fail to see how that should cause the rule to change. It was a one-time situation and he simply didn't get the spike off in time. That shouldn't mean the rule should change.
Why 4 seconds? What is the significance of 4 seconds? So if I have my team lined up on the ball, the (back judge?)backs out from the spot of the ball and gets into position and the Head Ref blows his whistle and winds the clock, I can't snap the ball and spike it within 4 seconds? I call foul on that one. I say 2 seconds, not 4.
This post was edited by BlackbeardGhost 13 months ago
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i think its because teams that do it that late usually do it because they screwed up and either were fooled by the defense or late getting to the line. If a team is spiking it before 4 secs its usually to stop the clock. Under 4 secs and its to avoid getting penalized, taking a timeout, or running a bad play. Even though its a loss of downs it essentially benefits the offense and is a get out of jail free card. Rule makes sense but its still weird. i think its a bit to picky.
The bigger rule change is the second one. Hitting a defenseless WR above the shoulders results in ejection. We have all seen occasions where WR make a catch and go down on their own to impact a CB that was already in the air. Kicking CB's an S's out of the game could be huge.
It's pretty simple if you deliver a blow above the shoulders you're subject to ejection. In todays world any hit above the shoulders that could
cause a concussion will be called. Look no farther the NFL and all the lawsuites being filed .... college football is next. They're is
a contingent out there that wants to shut football down.
The refs are in a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation. No one will be happy with them.
Here are two examples that will get you ejected ... pretty cut and dry. You leave your feet and hit anywhere above the shoulders you're gone.
This post was edited by bluewaterpirate 13 months ago
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