Major rules changes proposed by the NCAA

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    If these "rules committee" people start making rules designed to even out the competition... football as we know it will never be the same. Let's hope that's not the case here.
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    As the players get bigger, we must allow more and more time for them to rest or substitute between plays.

    What if 400 lb RBs become the wave of the future? Is it really fair to make a big guy like that run all the way off the field in less than 10 seconds? What if he has a diarrhea attack because his tummy gets upset from too much running? What if another players slips in the diarrhea and tears his acl? And he's laying there on the field in pain and feces? ... in what will henceforth be known as the Saban position. :D

    We must change the rules to protect the players. :rolleyes:
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    LMFAO, Oak!
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    That 2nd rule is crap, since Florida's new offense is based off up tempo, and no huddle. Figures two coaches who couldn't defend the spread (Saban, and Beliema) cry over it.
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    More from Satan and his baby a$$ blubbering... And Gus Malzahn's view of the new rules changes.


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    Yes. And. . . ?

    They are not subbing either.

    I think the Sabans of the world need to quit whining and adjust. Probably going to have to build something like Seattle, where you build from the DB's forward and practice BD style so that your team has the cardiovascular endurance to keep up. Personally, I would look at it as a competition on that level preparing my team in a way that I have full confidence that my D can outlast their O.

    Or you can be a pussy and cry like Saban is. Guess dude is getting old and doesn't want to have to think anymore.
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    Then perhaps you should consider a fitter 280lbr.
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    Why, at least for pros, I'm a Red Zone guy and will never go back. Can't even make it through a regular game anymore. First commercial break and I'm getting twitchy like a junky coming down.
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    No, that's just the facade. Because, as anyone with a brain knows, "Power Football" in this respect is probably more dangerous than up-tempo, especially with respect to the injury of the day, head collisions. This is about laziness, plain and simple.
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    No solution needed. It's called "adjust to the times."

    Should they have outlawed spreading the field and throwing when SOS was tearing the SEC and new bung hole? Mandated double-tights because, you know, it isn't fair to use WR's in the slots and, well, that's the way football is supposed to be played.

    Such a transparent and dumbass rule. Can't believe there are actually smart people on here defending it.
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    Nah. The easiest and smartest way to deal with this supposed "problem" - if it is indeed a problem - would be to grant each team 2 more timeouts per half. Easy fix (that's not needed).
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    It's obviously spearheaded by the devil himself, Nicky. It helps teams that don't have nfl rosters, it's good for the game to see teams be able to knock off bigger stronger teams that want to pound u into submission. This will make the college game closer to the nfl, that's not good IMHO.
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    The way to prevent football from becoming different is to change the rules, rather than keep them the same?
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    Nine seconds to go and ball on the one, oops game over...
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    I think Saban's scared UM might come back to the SEC. :)
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    I'm going to have to agree with Saban and Bielema that there is a health risk here.

    A slower game provides an advantage to massive players who engage in primarily strength vs. aerobic activity. By providing lucrative opportunities to players who are less aerobically fit, we are reinforcing poor health choices. A more continuous game would lead to fitter athletes.

    Not the same health risk that Saban is clinging to. We should reduce the play clock from 40 to 25 seconds and then the average football player would be healthier.
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    Some years ago I saw a graph of the weight of the average NFL guard over the years. Went from something like 260 to (at the time of the graph) to well over 300.
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    The 2nd rule has been coined "The Saban Rule" by Spurrier himself. Here's how you beat an uptempo offense - uptempo defense. Yep, you sub in a smaller, faster defense that spells your beef and then sub back in. It requires a bit more micromanagement of the game but it can be done. There's a high school in Alabama that actually changed his defense to counter the new uptempto offenses he faces every game. Those offenses get nothing on his defense.

    The one problem I see at the college level is how do you balance up-tempo offenses and the power offenses? Saban won't face up-tempo offenses every game. Heck, he plays us and we are as up-tempo as a nursing home. He still has to change gears facing teams like us who will batter his new defense.
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    Alex Karras was a DT at 248.

    Players are bigger but it is better to just allow the D to substitute than just waiting on the clock.

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