Yeah, sound stupid. But, I wonder if some fans didn't like "go hard, go
fast" that those schools including BYU are using. Maybe T. Hill will have
more time to stay in the pocket and look for his receivers this time around but
it is up to our O-Lines to make it work. Okay Alabama, no more all running game
and start playing more passes.
I am disturbed that the NCAA is even considering this rule and listening to the
master manipulator Nick Saban. What a piece of work. I, too, am a BYU fan who is
not quite sold on the Hurry-up, but to make a rule to prevent it is beyond
stupid. But never underestimate the NCAA's uncanny ability to make
Amen Dick -- Saban is trying to pull an Obama trick -- change the goal post for
Your article is a bit confusing. You argue against the new rule, and then you
contradict yourself by stating, "Besides, rarely does a team hike the ball
in less than 10 seconds, so it's unnecessary."So, if it
rarely happens, what does it matter and why do you care?It sounds
more like an anti-Sabin story than an argument against the rule proposal. By the way, you should also let the readers know that the "NCAA
Committee" you are vilifying is made up primarily of College Football
Coaches and Administartors from all over the United States, at all levels of the
game, and not a bunch of nonsensical beauracratic rules makers or Monday-morning
quarterbacks sitting in the confines of NCAA offices or Living Rooms. These
folks live the game, coach the teams, prepare the players, and are much closer
to it than 99% of those reading this article.As a BYU beat writer
I'm surprised you don't support this rule change. I actually think it
might help BYU's QB take a little more time to get a better read on the
Defense and reduce the number of mistakes and "3 & Outs" experienced
"It was Auburn’s hurry-up that spanked Alabama last fall.".....No it wasn't.
I'm not a fan of Sabin, Alabama or the SEC, nor do I very often agree with
"Two For Flinching" comments (lol).But truth be told, Auburn
did not "spank" Alabama; Alabama lost because their Kick-Off Team failed
to make one of many opportunities for a tackle on a full length Free Kick at the
end of the game.If that game was the reason for Sabin's rule
proposal change, then he would proposed the removal of the Free Kick altogether.
The rule is even more outrageous when it is revealed that the ADs and university
rtepresentatives on the small rules committee are from, wait for it, Alabama and
Arkansas and Air Force -- all teams that were in the bottom five of teams in
offensive plays per game. These are the dinosaurs of college football, and they
are controlling the rules committee at the NCAA. What a joke.
Cy1951 has a valid point. While there are indeed high level coaches on the rules
committee, they are from teams that play football like they are from the 1950s.
@Black and white;Just because it "might not matter a lot" is
no reason to implement this rule. The authors point still stands: The rule would
eliminate a certain strategy from the game.Of course the stuff about
auburn is not really accurate but if we may as well start adding rules
everywhere that "don't change a lot" but we say ok because someone
suggested it, You would have so many rules...
nuts, nuts, nuts, Sabin can go to the NFL and suggest the rule change for the
NFL. this rule if approved will bring controversy. if approved we should have
automatic reviews and doesn't count against the coach challenge. how
about this rule change all plays are reviewed, even after the next snap. if an
uncalled penalty is seen in the review it can be called and enforced, ie face
mask, horse collar, the first hit for unsportsmanship etc. that ought to slow
down the game. I am not convinced the go fast go hard strategy is right
for BYU, maybe a mix.
How about a little cheese with your Whine Nick. I do agree that the Y slowing
down might actually teach Taysom how to read a defense. Might help.
I suspect that if BYU wasn't trying to implement GFGH this article would
not have been written.
Football continues to be dominated by defense. All the old school coaches
believe defense will always defeat offense. Football rules have favored the
defense for decades...maybe forever. If the offense even flinches, it's a 5
yard penalty, but the defense can jump around and do all kinds of stuff. Level
the field, let the offense move too--then Saban will really whine. Defensive
players can grab, hold, do just about anything, but if the offense does that
it's a 15 yd penalty. You want defenses to dominate? go play soccer, they
play for 90 minutes and usually dont' score, the rules are ridiculous in
favor of not scoring.
Football already has too many dumb rules...let's add another one just for
You people who are saying it doesn't matter or may be good for BYU are
missing the boat. This is a blatant attempt by Saban to eliminate offensive
strategies that may keep him from winning a national championship, nothing
more.Given the level of corruption in the NCAA - especially
regarding D-I football - it would not surprise me in the least if this rule
passes. The NCAA is committed to keeping the current power structure ($$)
I played football in the early 1950’s. Already I don’t recognize
the game as being the same.I played both defensive and offensive. There
have been far more rule changes than there have been rules that have remained
the same.I played when we had a End, R Tackel, R Guard, Center, L
Guard, L Tackel, Tight End, QB, two half backs and a full back. (Period). When
playing Offensive, we could not touch the defense with our hands. Forearms were
okay.Now with our wide outs, running backs, nickel plays ect.,
someone always has to explain the rules to me. Why can’t we just play
football without changing the rules each season.
Yeah, Alabama definitely beat Ole Miss in 2012. Ole Miss hasnt beaten Alabama in
football in about 10 years if my memory is correct.
I'm not sure how Alabama beating Ole Miss 33-14 in 2012 equates to Alabama
losing to Ole Miss in 2012 as you write in your column. But whatever it takes
for you to get your point across--go right ahead.
Alabama 25 Ole Miss 0Facts? What are those?
Yes, now Ole Miss stressed the Tide in 2012. Nice change. 218 yards offense and
a 19 point loss to Alabama. That stressed the Tide.