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    Discretionary Timeout?

    So I am home with a sick kid today and was just flipping channels and watched some of the Iowa/Michigan game from 1985.

    I assume this rule is gone now, but Harbaugh was at the line and the ref called a timeout because the crowd was too loud. The announcer then said, "The ref can use a discretionary time out if the crowd is too lid and the quarterback cannot hear, Michigan will not be charged a timeout."

    Man, what a garbage rule....I was young back in the day so don't ever remember hearing that called or even being a rule.

    I assume this was called against ISU fans in the 80s a lot, too? ;-)



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    Re: Discretionary Timeout?

    Quote Originally Posted by CapnCy View Post
    So I am home with a sick kid today and was just flipping channels and watched some of the Iowa/Michigan game from 1985.

    I assume this rule is gone now, but Harbaugh was at the line and the ref called a timeout because the crowd was too loud. The announcer then said, "The ref can use a discretionary time out if the crowd is too lid and the quarterback cannot hear, Michigan will not be charged a timeout."

    Man, what a garbage rule....I was young back in the day so don't ever remember hearing that called or even being a rule.

    I assume this was called against ISU fans in the 80s a lot, too? ;-)
    I read somewhere on reddit that this rule still technically exists but it is mainly used because of bands and nowadays they just give a penalty vs a timeout.


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    Re: Discretionary Timeout?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    I read somewhere on reddit that this rule still technically exists but it is mainly used because of bands and nowadays they just give a penalty vs a timeout.
    Technically, didn't this happen this year against Iowa?



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    Re: Discretionary Timeout?

    The rule about the crowd noise being too loud doesn't exist anymore as far as I'm aware, I think they realized how stupid that was pretty quickly. The rule about when the band or PA music has to stop obviously still exists as we all know.



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    Re: Discretionary Timeout?

    Hand signals by the offense has helped to overcome noise as well.


    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    I agree with Tube1.
    Sweeeeeeet...

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    Re: Discretionary Timeout?

    Quote Originally Posted by abe2010 View Post
    Wth was that? You can apparently just stand and wait it out?

    "Hey coach, I can't hear out there, its too loud!"

    "Well, just stand there and wait, they'll understand that you can't hear and that you are visibly rattled, then they'll just calm on down."



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    Re: Discretionary Timeout?

    Quote Originally Posted by tube1 View Post
    Hand signals by the offense has helped to overcome noise as well.
    Fun fact, the huddle originated with deaf football teams, so the defense wouldn't be able to read their signs.



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    Re: Discretionary Timeout?

    Quote Originally Posted by tube1 View Post
    Hand signals by the offense has helped to overcome noise as well.
    probably headsets in helmets too.



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    Re: Discretionary Timeout?

    Quote Originally Posted by abe2010 View Post
    I had never seen this before. This is now easily one of my favorite football plays ever.


    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    But we will now be the joke of college athletics. We can't even be entrusted to keep opposing teams safe and secure when they come to Ames anymore. What a joke. As an ISU alum, I'm completely embarrassed and ashamed.

    Football is just a stupid game. Who cares who has the better football team. It's just a game.

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