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Who will win the national championship?


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MiamiBuffs

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supposedly, O was never seriously considered by usc. mutual non-interest, i heard. i guess he lived out of a hotel the whole time he was there. this may be usc sour grapes talk, but who knows?
sour grapes. Coach O wanted that job real bad.
Yeah, the guys on this board that were in favor of Orgeron, huge props to you. You guys were dead on on recruiting and coaching him.

USC was ****ing stupid. Clearly.
 

AeroBuff99

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This might be a controversial opinion, but there has to be discretion in using the targeting hammer. This wasn't CU vs UCLA that was going on here, it was the national championship game and the player was the heart and soul of the Clemson defense. This was not the time to be making an example out of a guy for playing hard.

Take that into account with the terrible OPI that took away a TD, and you have another example of Pac-12 referees having an impact on the game in a negative way. It is embarrassing, but not surprising.
There can be no discretion in the targeting rule otherwise you lead to controversy and you delve into why call it here but not here. The rule is pretty clear. When the foul occurs it must be called every time. It is why they made it a booth initiated foul. The only discretion involved is determining if a player was defenseless per the rule, or if contact was incidental, i.e. the contact was initiated in a legal manner and the contact to the helmet head neck area was not forcible.

People complain that the ejection is too harsh, and that may be in some cases, but the rules have been in place for years now, and requires replay confirmation. The rule is working. Any further deteriation of the penalty would likely result in more violations. If anything I could see the rules committee increasing the penalty to include multigame suspensions for repeat offenders.
 

Buffnik

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There can be no discretion in the targeting rule otherwise you lead to controversy and you delve into why call it here but not here. The rule is pretty clear. When the foul occurs it must be called every time. It is why they made it a booth initiated foul. The only discretion involved is determining if a player was defenseless per the rule, or if contact was incidental, i.e. the contact was initiated in a legal manner and the contact to the helmet head neck area was not forcible.

People complain that the ejection is too harsh, and that may be in some cases, but the rules have been in place for years now, and requires replay confirmation. The rule is working. Any further deteriation of the penalty would likely result in more violations. If anything I could see the rules committee increasing the penalty to include multigame suspensions for repeat offenders.
Why do you think that the rule is working and would be compromised if they only tossed people for headhunting?

As it stands, the rule is unpopular with players, coaches, fans and broadcasters. Hard to imagine that not leading to change.
 

zbuff

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Why do you think that the rule is working and would be compromised if they only tossed people for headhunting?

As it stands, the rule is unpopular with players, coaches, fans and broadcasters. Hard to imagine that not leading to change.
You don't like the rule partly because it goes against a player willing to hurt himself, which Skalski's tackle could have done. That's not a universally held opinion.
 

Buffnik

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You don't like the rule partly because it goes against a player willing to hurt himself, which Skalski's tackle could have done. That's not a universally held opinion.
Not universal. Unpopular doesn’t equal 100%. And I don’t see people arguing against a penalty. It’s the ejection when someone didn’t do something dirty that’s the issue. Having 2 levels of a flagrant foul works very well in college basketball (players don’t get kicked out for 1st flagrant if it’s a live ball play & isn’t unsportsmanlike).
 

Bread

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We better get a move on here.....
Pointless post. Not the right thread nor does it matter when only 46 teams have a commit right now for 2021. Not too common now for guys other than QB's to commit this early in the cycle.
 

68buffs

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There can be no discretion in the targeting rule otherwise you lead to controversy and you delve into why call it here but not here. The rule is pretty clear. When the foul occurs it must be called every time. It is why they made it a booth initiated foul. The only discretion involved is determining if a player was defenseless per the rule, or if contact was incidental, i.e. the contact was initiated in a legal manner and the contact to the helmet head neck area was not forcible.

People complain that the ejection is too harsh, and that may be in some cases, but the rules have been in place for years now, and requires replay confirmation. The rule is working. Any further deteriation of the penalty would likely result in more violations. If anything I could see the rules committee increasing the penalty to include multigame suspensions for repeat offenders.
It is and always has been a f*cked rule that's not needed, because there is already PERSONAL FOUL penaltys. Get rid of the rule as it sucks. Every time a defensive player lays the wood a damn flag comes out 90% of the time and the talking heads just add on convincing pussies oh that's a hard hit we can't have that. GTFOH
 
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