NCAA correctly bans fake slides after Pitt QB exploits rule

The NCAA has ruled that a fake Kenny Beckett chip is illegal.
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If you love house quarterback Fake Kenny Beckett slice On your way to the 58-yard touchdown in last week’s ACC Championship game, you’ll want to taste it, because you’ll never see it again.

the NCAA has ruled That, effective immediately, “any time the ball carrier first initiates, simulates or fakes a foot slip, the field officials must declare the ball dead at that point. The intent of the rule is the player’s safety, and the goal is to give the ball carrier an option to end play. By moving the feet first and avoiding contact.”

That makes a lot of sense, which is why Wake Forest coach Dave Clauson was so frustrated with Beckett’s fake slip. As Clawson notes, defenders are taught that once they see a quarterback start to slip, they need to back off because hitting someone slip calls for a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness.

Philosophically, Clauson was clearly right, but you also can’t blame Beckett for exploiting a loophole in the rules. It’s kind of surprising that it took so long for this to happen, but the hole is now closed so it won’t happen again.

This isn’t entirely comfortable for Wake Forest, but it’s also not as if landing after 78 seconds of the match was crucial. Deacons drove straight down the field after Beckett ran into a tied touchdown, taking a 21-14 lead by the end of the first quarter, then not scoring again as Pete scored 31 unanswered to win his first ACC. nickname.

The Panthers face Michigan State in the Peach Bowl on December 30, while Wake Forest, who won the ACC title in 2006, ended up getting a Gator Bowl game with Texas A&M on New Year’s Eve.

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Former Browns and Raiders coach Howie Jackson gets Grambling State وظيفة job He is one of the most enjoyable employees of this training course, getting the chance to come back to his long awaited training.

Jackson only had one year in Oakland, going 8-8, then headed the 1-15 and 0-16 season in Cleveland, with a 2-5-1 record in his third season before he was sent off. As far as anyone can go 3-36-1 and feel like they’ve got a pesky bargain, this was Jackson: Browns always lost the first two years, Baker finally got Mayfield to play the quarterback, and after eight games in Mayfield’s rookie season – four of which went For additional work, including two losses – Jackson was canned.

Last season, Jackson was the Tennessee State offensive coordinator for first-year coach Eddie George. It was Jackson’s first full season since Cleveland, with his only other job in the period as a special assistant in Marvin Lewis’ final two months with the Bengals.

Anyway, just think about all the NFL coordinator jobs that Marty Morninwig and Rod Marinelli got after they left the Lions, the future jobs that Dan Campbell would have after being fired by the Lions, and how Greg Williams became the Jets defensive coordinator right after his stint. As interim coach in Cleveland when Jackson was fired, Freddy Kitchens was hired and fired in Cleveland after that and immediately landed with the Giants where he is now interim offensive coordinator, and…it was probably just a mistake that Jackson couldn’t immediately start working his way up back up. It’s good that he’s back in the game.


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