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Kickoff Rule Changes - Not Good For OSU!

Discussion in 'OSU Sports Forum' started by Mr. Orange-Power, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Mr. Orange-Power

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  2. OSUndefeated

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    I think this info came out quite a while ago, if I remember correctly.
     
  3. State

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    I don't like this! The injury to Hudson had little to do with it being a kickoff and more to do with Martin being a thug.
     
  4. Chris H.

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    The rule changes, yes. However, the story Mr. OP posted is dated yesterday. The quotes from Sharp & GIlbert are knew.
     
  5. Runs Deep

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    With more teams kicking from the 35 I wonder if we will see more sky kicks. There could be a greater chance of pinning teams inside the 25. I could see this rule creating more returns as teams do not want to give up the extra 5 yards. Of course this could all depend on the quality of KR a team puts on the field.
     
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    I guarantee the teams with excellent kickers like ours will be attempting this. In the end, I think a lot more players will get hurt, because they'll get the ball around the 5-10 yd range and the coverage will be 10 yards away....
     
  7. State

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    and they'll be looking up...

    Next we'll see fair catch on kickoffs.
     
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    Fair catch is not allowed on kickoffs at the NCAA level. I remember hearing that, but it may not be accurate.
     
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    I would coach them to kick it as high as possible trying to land it about the 20 with the 10 fastest cats on the team to try and meet the ball there to recover or level the poor guy that catches it, but the main goal being there to recover a bobble or a missed ball.
     
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    Yeah, I think that's what State was saying....
     
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    If it aint broke...dont' fix it...but what if it wasn't broke and you fixed it anyway? IMHO, then it's broken.
     
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    Here's my two cents:

    This is yet another attempt to panzify college football.

    You cannot tell me that Quinn Sharp is some sort of freak that only exists once every 20 years or so. There are 120 DI football teams and 300,000,000 Americans. Surely, there are 120 Quinn Sharps out there.

    But, instead, football programs can't be bothered with the time it takes to scout the best kickers. So what do they do? They shorten the field so that all kickers are now good.

    That's garbage!

    The length of the football field has not changed. If you don't have a kicker that can get it into the endzone on a routine basis, then get a better kicker! Don't try to continue down this path of a "kinder, gentler football game" just so you don't have to get off of your ass and find the Quinn Sharps of the country.

    Makes me want to puke!
     
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    The rule book that I found just specifies a fair catch can be made after a "scrimmage kick".

    http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/FR12.pdf
    section 8

    Section 16 defines types of kicks


    Kickoff
    ARTICLE 6. A kickoff is a free kick that starts each half and follows each try or
    field goal (Exception:
    In extra periods). It must be a place kick or a drop kick.




    Scrimmage Kick

    ARTICLE 7. a. A scrimmage kick is a punt, drop kick, or field goal place kick.
     
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    I agree that we wiill now be tryig to pin teams inside the 10 yt'ardline each time and it's going to be crazy. The rule may be an attempt to keep players safer but it's only going to backfire. Who want's to conceed the extra five yards when we NEVER have had to before.
     
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    id only be for this if they only give the other team the 15 yard line for kicks out of the back of the endzone to balance it out
     
  16. matxdad

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    But Bob says it's a good rule, so it must be good :lol:
    http://newsok.com/ou-coach-bob-stoops-new-kickoff-rules-a-good-thing/article/3658769
     
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    This is my point. You think people get lit up now, wait until they're staring up at the sky for a 'sky kick'. So the next logical step is the fair catch introduced for kickoffs. It's like playing cards with my brother's kids in here.
     
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    Well said!
     
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  20. matxdad

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    Perhaps they could eliminate the penalty for kicking the ball out of bounds - give it to the team where it goes out.

    OR - to prevent all injuries, just take everyone off the field except the kicker. Where ever the ball stops after kicking is where the offense will take over.
     

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