Just for reference here, on active rosters yesterday: SEC - 35 B1G - 34 Pac 12 - 30 Acc - 27 Big 12 - 19
Agreed. I think these rules are too open to interpretation. The NCAA needs to set clear standards for this or change the punishment.
Crap. Just found this: ARTICLE 3. No player shall target and make forcible contact against an opponent with the crown (top) of his helmet. This foul requires that there be at least one indicator of targeting (See Note 1 below). When in question, it is a foul. (Rule 9-6) (A.R. 9-1-3-I) There are two rules for targeting. 1 general rule prohibiting leading with the crown of the helmet and 1 for defenseless players. Probably should have been called. I rescind my previous comment.
It does have to be a defenseless player. That's the whole purpose of targeting: No player shall target and make forcible contact to the head or neck area of a defenseless opponent (See Note 2 below) with the helmet, forearm, hand, fist, elbow or shoulder. This foul requires that there be at least one indicator of targeting (See Note 1 below). When in question, it is a foul (Rules 2-27-14 and 9-6). (A.R. 9-1-4-I-VI) Defenseless Player is defined as one of the following: A player in the act of or just after throwing a pass. A receiver attempting to catch a forward pass or in position to receive a backward pass, or one who has completed a catch and has not had time to protect himself or has not clearly become a ball carrier. A kicker in the act of or just after kicking a ball, or during the kick or the return. A kick returner attempting to catch or recover a kick, or one who has completed a catch or recovery and has not had time to protect himself or has not clearly become a ball carrier. A player on the ground. A player obviously out of the play. A player who receives a blind-side block. A ball carrier already in the grasp of an opponent and whose forward progress has been stopped. A quarterback any time after a change of possession. A ball carrier who has obviously given himself up and is sliding feet-first. They could have called him for unnecessary roughness, leading with the helmet but by definition, not targeting.
40,000 of those are students who don't need hotel rooms and will get 2 more days at home with families, probably another 20,000 are from the BCS area, and it's still over 6 weeks out. Plenty of time to change hotel reservations without getting charged. Plus the large majority of these people attending are off work already. I just don't think it's that big of a deal. I'm not saying it's the perfect situation, but from a winning perspective an extra 2 days to prepare for that LSU defense seems like a win to me.
I say move the game to Saturday. Big deal if our players get an extra 2 days to rest up before playing against LSU.
Yeah eking you need to chill out bro. Let's get a W over LSU before you start spewing nonsense. I also don't understand the Arkansas reference. Makes zero sense.
Ok? So we punish a team for barely escaping this week, but don't punish the team who got the L and barely escaped in 4 of its other 5 games. I get that they "outplayed" the ags but doesn't the W trump everything else?
I feel awful for the tattoo artist.
Yeah good call. Except you're awful at math. 3.9 without the prairie view game. Good luck running the ball saturday.
Also I said USC should have been a gimme. I didn't count it as a good win.
VA Tech has beaten Liberty, Boston College and ECU with a 3 td loss to Tennessee. How are they not overrated? Liberty barely fields a team, ECU is not the ECU of the past several years and Boston College is the worst team in the ACC. So far they have beaten nobody. USC may not be as good as them but it's a Muschamp defense in a true road game. Comparing schedules, I don't think VA Tech even comes close to touching UCLA.
Keep in mind it's a computer doing these things. This isn't someone's prediction, it's purely based on stats and efficiencies. Oddshark has the game predicted at 32-29 for the Aggies so these things are all over the place. Just gives SDS something to post. However, I completely disagree with you on strength of record. 3 home wins for Tennessee with 2 being App St. and Ohio. 1 true road win over a struggling Georgia team and a neutral site win over an overrated Va Tech team. A&M already has 2 true road conference wins (yes I recognize SC should have been a gimme) and 1 home and 1 neutral site win over ranked teams. Doesn't seem that similar to me.
Yeah good call. Because A&M is the team who's choked away a 4th quarter lead and lost in OT the last two years....oh wait.
I understand it's a minor thing and trust me, I like your writing more than the vast majority of this here. John, I think you're a solid writer and I don't understand why everyone hates on you so much. It just gets annoying after a while when you keep seeing the same thing over and it goes unnoticed. Plus I'm an aggie homer so everything that isn't correct or uplifting to us drives me bonkers. Gig em!
Also, saying A&M didn't win anything of consequence in 2012-13 seems a little harsh. A Cotton Bowl win in 2012 and a Peach Bowl win in 2013 seems fairly consequential. If he said something about not winning the conference then I get it, but 11 wins and a Cotton Bowl win seems solid to me.
This is the fourth time I've seen it on here. The game is not at Kyle Field on Saturday. It's at JerryWorld as it is every year. Get it right SDS.
Whether or not it was targeting had nothing to do with his knee getting torn up. His foot was planted in the ground and he got blocked from the side. If he hit him around the waist the same thing would have happened to his knee. Hope he fully recovers soon.
Yeah good call here for sure. Because Garrett didn't also lead the SEC in tackles for loss...oh wait. Yeah he is a better pass rusher but saying he isn't an every down defensive end is ridiculous. He has to fight off double teams constantly because OC's scheme specifically against him and he still is tops in the league in both sacks and TFL's.
Are you planning on the Vols winning the BCS title this year? Definitely not giving out crystal footballs anymore...
This who situation is unbelievable. Coach Miles and his players deserve so much better than what they're getting right now. If I were Florida State I would consider a trade. They'd definitely get the better end of the deal.
Who wrote this? These are the exact same uniforms we wore on Halloween.
Just based on the line...yes. But I think what people look at more is the fact that this game is in death valley. Arky showed that doesn't hold as much weight as it used to, but I think if this game is neutral field or in College Station, it's a coin flip.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the arky fan's t-shirt....two pigs getting it on? I wonder if they're cousins...
I thought I liked these at first. After losing two games it feels like we're attending a funeral for the season that could have been...
Wow. Most guys would hit a sticking point and have to power through it but he didn't stop. Big time player.
Doesn't matter now but he had us losing 2 conference games (already had lost to Bama when this came out) and projected to lose @ LSU. So with a 9-3 record that gives us an out of conference loss to Western Carolina. Again, doesn't matter now because we may very well be 7-5 before the end of the year.....again.
Any way we could conquer human cloning and get 11 Myles Garrets on offense next week?