Well since my Buckeyes currently SUCK at basketball. I thought I start something a bit more uplifting. NCAA FOOTBALL!!! Never too early to start discussing it.
Well as of right now the current big thing is the new proposed rule change. Basically a "FALL START" penalty for offenses that snap the ball with in the first 10 seconds of the play clock. Here is why I think it is total BS. Another reason why I am glad that Bret "The Crybaby" Bielema is out of the Big Ten.
All though they wave the rule for the last 2 minutes. Some teams need to hurry up for as much as the whole fourth quarter for a comeback. So this will actually inhibit the excitement of a comeback. Unlike what has been said, fast pace offenses DO NOT cause more injuries. In actuality injury reports say they cause LESS injuries. Probably more to do with scheme then fast pace, it still is a blow.
Bret cited death certificates, basically throwing CAL University under the bus because one of their players died during a training run. Hence this was not in a scrimmage, not in a game, it was during training. What Bret should have advocated is for better physical screenings to make sure players who might have some sort of heart defect or other physical problem that could arise are ineligible to play. They can also review the practice methods as well. Claiming just because CAL runs high pace offense and a player died has nothing to do with fast pace offense is horrible twist of a tragic situation for that university.
Those advocating the change are NOT those who run high pace offenses. It would be different if a coach who use to run fast pace came forward claiming he saw negative impacts on athletes from his offense and wanted to make sure that they are protected. If you look at the two teams that like to control the clock, run it down, slow the game down it is Nick Saban and Bret Bielema. Makes me wonder what agenda they have.
I know he use to be a coach for that team up north. I give Rich Rod props for standing up for his philosophy on football and producing this,