The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
From BTN's Tom Dienhart at B1G Officials Conference today: hits above the shoulders will result in automatic ejection. The only way I see this working is if the officials are allowed to review replay. Really hard to make these calls in real time, especially in situations where the ballcarrier ducks or slides at the last second. Replay official could have an even more significant role in the game. Not sure what he means by "conclusive evidence" to overturn. And if it is overturned, does the penalty flag get picked up?
If a player is flagged for delivering a blow above the shoulders in 2013, #B1G officials coordinator Bill Carollo says he will be ejected.
Per rule language, the only way for a player to avoid ejection for a high hit is if replay official has conclusive evidence to the contrary.
@DesmondHoward isn't a big fan of the new targeting rule. And this is coming from an offensive player.
Message is clear at #B1G officials clinic: If there is ANY doubt in a ref's mind that a player was targeted for a hit, flag will be tossed.
Officials are being shown a series of hard hits and asked to vote if hit is foul and targeting. I'll just say this: get ready for ejections.
This is apparent: #B1G office does NOT want to have to make decisions on suspensions on Mondays. Wants it done on Saturdays by referees.
Brady + 4th Qtr. comebacks + missed PATs. Pour yourself sompinsompin and enjoy. Whatcha drinkin?
Reebok has developed Checklight, an impact sensor for the head which can be worn under a helmet and records the number of hits at different intensities. It has a flashing indicator that will indicate a level of impact sufficient to warrant removal from competition for assessment.
While football is the sport getting the most attention regarding concussions and other head injuries, hockey is another logical sport for this.
days until Team 134, Michigan football 2013 kicks off the season.
In honor and memory of the late, great Bob Chappuis. Played at Michigan in 1942, 1946-1947.
- Halfback on the 1947 National Championship team.
- Runner-up for the 1947 Heisman trophy
- MVP of the 1948 Rose Bowl where Michigan thrashed USC 49-0 for their first national championship since 1933, completing the Mad Magicians magical run.
- Named an All-American in 1947
- Recipient of the Michigan Most Valuable Player Award (predecessor to the Bo Schembechler MVP) in 1946.
- Two time All-Western Conference selection (1946-1947)
- Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1988
In addition to his stellar career on the field, Chappuis served in WWII in the US Army Air Forces as a Lieutenant. On his first mission, Christmas Day 1944, the engine in his B-25 went dead and he had to jump from it. He landed in Italy where he was found and secretly harbored by various Italian families until the War ended.
Bob Chappuis, American hero and Michigan Football Legend.
VERY cool 3D Michigan Football Poster for 2013 that has the schedule on it as well.
Oh...and you can get one here for $10: