Bob Stoops and Mike Gundy have a point about one of the new NCAA safety-related rules that we probably ought to keep an eye on.
… Stoops and Brown both brought in officials this offseason to explain the rule change. For example, pass rushers can continue to rush the pocket without a helmet if they’re engaged with an offensive lineman, but if a passer escapes the pocket or steps up to run, players must stop. If not, they can be flagged for 15-yard penalties.
“I’m not for that. Any rule that gives the officials or makes the officials have judgment calls is a bad rule because it’s not fair to them either,” Gundy said. “Judgment calls make it difficult, and so you always want to take judgment calls out of their hands.”
Anybody else thinking Jarvis Jones here? Or Marc Curles?
I’m all for player safety, but this one’s gonna be a bitch to enforce consistently.