no, YOU'RE off topic
I've been involved in football a lot of years, but I seem to have blocked out something. In watching the Vada Murray tribute I was struck by how big a gap the Oline had from the Dline. I seem to recall a time when there was a space( I want to call a half a yard) that the defensive player had to leave as a buffer from the ball at the LOS which was the neutral zone.
Does anyone remember when they changed this rule? Why they changed it? Was this is even a rule? If it wasn't a rule was it just a philosophy on defense? While it is obviously is a disadvantage for really short yardage I could see some benefits in terms of allowing the dline some space to avoid the blocks.
Kids have killed my memory. Thanks for the help.
Nice to see that quality preferred walk-on that looks like a diamond in the rough football player but a high quality and character person. Welcome to the University of Michigan Gary!
Pretty cool video of Houston's practice with their QB coach and Co-Offensive Coordinator Kliff Kingsbury mic'd up that I think most people would enjoy.
I would love to see them do something like this with our staff
ESPN's AR just posted in his blog the new schedules for the Big 10 in 2013 and 2014. Any thoughts?
Nothing new to those who have been following it but nice to see the topic in the media. Couple of good quotes:
From B10 associate commissioner Chad Hawley:
It's just logical to think that if we're playing five-card stud and I get five cards, and you get dealt eight cards, you're going to be in a better position. I think that's a pretty decent analogy. We haven't focused on the competitive impact and, frankly, we've been pleased that this issue has picked up speed as a topic of conversation nationally.
And this from SEC associate commissioner Greg Sankey:
The SEC's Sankey admits that the practice of grayshirting by some of his member schools is "not appropriate" and says the SEC is considering adopting stricter measures on how recruits are counted.
"This year, we saw a couple circumstances where there was really late notice to student-athletes about programs' desire for them to defer enrollment," Sankey said. "Those circumstances are not appropriate. We don't want to see that type of thing happen.
"Part of the discussion is, 'Is there a way to manage grayshirting that should be out in front of folks?' In a similar way, should we be managing early-enrollment issues in a different way? All of those things mix into this discussion and that's why it takes some time to do some analysis to figure out some reasonable solution for our conference. We've been after this issue since the fall and we have an annual meeting in late May and early June, and I'd expect some potential solutions would be considered."
Looks like 2 of the worst habitual offenders, Alabama and LSU, kinda cooled it this year with only 22 signed each.