Clowney hit would receive ejection this year according to ACC official


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In a meeting with the media this morning at the ACC Kickoff Doug Rhoads, the head of ACC officials, mentioned that leading with the crown of the helmet and hitting above the shoulders will bring an automatic ejection this season. If the hit happens in the first half, the player will be ejected for the rest of the game. if the hit happens in the second half, that player will be suspended for the first half of the next game as well.

Rhoads was asked about South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney's hit on a Michigan player in the bowl game, and he said in his opinion that should have been an ejection, and that hits like that one will lead to ejections to this season.

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Football Update: Rules changes could lead to more ejections, official cites Clowney hit
TigerNet News
More reason for plenty of depth just in case.***
SOLOS®
It is the only thing
Tigerdug23®
Clowney's hit was completely legal, stop turning the sport
soccerkrzy®
Did you hear about the lawsuit against the NCAA for concusio***
Buffalo Creek Tiger
Re: Clowney's hit was completely legal, stop turning the sport
whatweeatin®
...except Clowney didn't duck his head, he was face up...***
soccerkrzy®
That was facemask to facemask
tiger_thom®
Re: That was facemask to facemask
whatweeatin®
Sure looks like top of facemask/forehead to me
tiger_thom®
Re: Sure looks like top of facemask/forehead to me
viztiz®
But he didn't target him with the crown of his helmet
tiger_thom®
...and that's going to be the problem for the refs.***
SOLOS®
Re: That was facemask to facemask
viztiz®
And your image is after contact.
tiger_thom®
Re: And your image is after contact.
viztiz®
Re: And your image is after contact.
Dugatiger®
I've never really paid close attention to "The Missed
joeyb®
Re: That was facemask to facemask
mikeodom
Re: Clowney's hit was completely legal, stop turning the sport
allorangeallthetime52®
There is a school of thought
tiger_thom®
Re: There is a school of thought
whatweeatin®
Re: There is a school of thought
allorangeallthetime52®
soccerkrzy® so you say or think
sspassport®
Re: Clowney's hit was completely legal, stop turning the sport
mikeodom
Re: Clowney's hit was completely legal, stop turning the sport
ArchieOCampbell
Re: Clowney's hit was completely legal, stop turning the sport
Litefoot®
Don't know if that penalty would be called on that type
josephg®
Re: Football Update: Rules changes could lead to more ejections, official cites Clowney hit
whatweeatin®
The NFL has been using it as an example of a perfect tackle.***
Dr. StrangeCoot
Maybe, but not to the head. That's the difference.***
SOLOS®
Yea, but the officials are saying Clowney's hit was ejection
soccerkrzy®
Re: Yea, but the officials are saying Clowney's hit was ejection
Joey Tiger
Impact is forehead to chest...
soccerkrzy®
Re: Impact is forehead to chest...
tigerpaw68®
I agree that it should have to go to a replay to determine***
soccerkrzy®
Re: I agree that it should have to go to a replay to determine***
Tigerbalm1®
They hit facemask to facemask
tiger_thom®
Re: They hit facemask to facemask
whatweeatin®
...which is a clean, legal, and safe tackle...***
soccerkrzy®
Initial contact, Clowney's head was up.
tiger_thom®
Re: Initial contact, Clowney's head was up.
whatweeatin®
Re: Initial contact, Clowney's head was up.
moodycu1225
Re: They hit facemask to facemask
tigerdancer
Read what an expert thinks
ArchieOCampbell
In all fairness....
BigCUFan®
Bingo!***
Smiling Tiger®
Re: Bingo!***
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: In all fairness....
allorangeallthetime52®
Maybe he should be.
ClemsonTiger1988®
Re: Football Update: Rules changes could lead to more ejections, official cites Clowney hit
IvegottheCooties
Agree.***
SOLOS®
Only those who suffer from hiring players who've no...
ClemsonTiger1988®
Re: Only those who suffer from hiring players who've no...
IvegottheCooties
This may be a 'sidenote' at the ACC presser, but this is BIG
tigerfan1
Re: This may be a 'sidenote' at the ACC presser, but this is BIG
Cohiba Tiger
If there's one thing the sport needs, it's more things
TheProdigal
And, if at all possible
tiger_thom®
It was a fair hit
CUGodsCountry50
Re:I would prefer to see the rule at least require a video
gvillenative
We are witnessing the final destruction of football.
Completely Solid Orange®
So when're the Buffalo Bills gonna change their helmet logo?
Louie Le Lip®
The sky is falling?
ClemsonTiger1988®
Let's just get rid of pads and helmets...
dyeguy13®
This argument reminds me of the one about Rod Gardner
grover173
Well, to be fair
tiger_thom®
Re: Well, to be fair
grover173
I think we've made clear the exact reason
JITiGeR81
This rule won't apply in the $EC***
BentZero
Re: This rule won't apply in the $EC***
tigerstripe777®
Re: Football Update: Rules changes could lead to more ejections, official cites Clowney hit
garrick3270
Re: Football Update: Rules changes could lead to more ejections, official cites Clowney hit
realtalktiger21
Re: Football Update: Rules changes could lead to more ejections, official cites Clowney hit
tigerstripe777®
Re: Football Update: Rules changes could lead to more ejections, official cites Clowney hit
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Football Update: Rules changes could lead to more ejections, official cites Clowney hit
ggsgamecock
Re: Football Update: Rules changes could lead to more ejections, official cites Clowney hit
Splode
LOL. Was a reaction play***
josephg®
Plus don't put on our site even if rou're right. Quit all
josephg®

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