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    New helmet rule

    Terrible rule change this year. It took George out of the game on Tulsa's 4th and 1 td run and happened a couple different times later in the game. It's already happened in the Michigan and Clemson games as well.



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    Re: New helmet rule

    Yeah, I don't like it either. It's going to end up costing a team big time at some point this season and it'll end up getting changed back.



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    Re: New helmet rule

    Is it just me or does it seem that helmets are coming off more this season that previously? Maybe I am just noticing it because they have to come out of the game.

    Also, why is it so hard to keep a helmet on? Are they not fastening them correctly? It seems like a lot of things have to happen at almost the same time for a properly worn helmet to come off.



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    Re: New helmet rule

    Should get a better fitting helmet.



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    Re: New helmet rule

    This rule reminds me of the foul line rule in the NCAA basketball tournament that had such an impact on games in the early rounds.



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    Re: New helmet rule

    I agree with you! Maybe, I just did not notice over the years, but it seems like I have seen more helmets knocked off in the last 2 days then I have ever seen! Definitely changes the game.



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    Re: New helmet rule

    Quote Originally Posted by CoachKM View Post
    I agree with you! Maybe, I just did not notice over the years, but it seems like I have seen more helmets knocked off in the last 2 days then I have ever seen! Definitely changes the game.

    Exactly.

    CoachKM, are you really a coach? Can you explain what these guys are doing wrong, if anything, that allows their helmets to come off?



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    Re: New helmet rule

    Really sucks when the QB has to go out.




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    Re: New helmet rule

    I would think it's aimed at encouraging players to make extra sure their helmets fit correctly and are fastened correctly.



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    Re: New helmet rule

    There were quite a few times in the ISU game alone that I noticed players playing with one of their bottom chinstrap straps undone. Apparently it's the cool thing to do these days. Buckle your chinstrap all the way. It's on your helmet to keep your helmet on your head. No reason for a helmet that is fully buckled and fit properly to come off under any "normal contact" circumstances.



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    Re: New helmet rule

    Equipment managers need to start forcing players to correctly fit helmets. It seems that players have gone to looser fitting helmets due to comfort. This rule will cause them to rethink that. I would like the rule to change that a team can call a timeout and let that player come back in.



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    Re: New helmet rule

    Time for a hair cut.



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    Re: New helmet rule

    I like the rule. Tighten and snap the chin straps; get a better fitting helmet.



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    Re: New helmet rule

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Equipment managers need to start forcing players to correctly fit helmets. It seems that players have gone to looser fitting helmets due to comfort. This rule will cause them to rethink that. I would like the rule to change that a team can call a timeout and let that player come back in.

    Hadn't thought about the fit issue, but that makes sense. Loose helmet would seem to be more likely to come off. However, I would still think the straps would hold it on (unless it was way, way too big).

    Being able to use a timeout to keep the player in makes good sense to me. Wonder why they didn't include that option in the rule. Does a helmet coming off on the last play of a quarter mean that the player can't start the first play of the next quarter?



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    Re: New helmet rule

    Quote Originally Posted by CoachKM View Post
    I agree with you! Maybe, I just did not notice over the years, but it seems like I have seen more helmets knocked off in the last 2 days then I have ever seen! Definitely changes the game.
    You must not have ever watched any games that Hiawatha Rutland played in. His helmet seemed to come off automatically every 2 or 3 plays. I've never seen a player lose their helmet more than him.


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