Let’s talk Special Teams

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  1. Swamp Donkey

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    Generally true, for sure, but Urban played starters (or 1A type players) on STs, which likely had a lot to do with his success.

    Of course, it probably hurt the offense.
  2. EyeDocGator

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    The rules already take this into account. If the punter runs outside the tackles (same boundary as grounding) he is no longer protected. Of course, targeting and late hits are still penalties, but you don't have to worry about touching the punter on an attempted block.

    NCAA Rule 9 – Conduct of Players and Others Subject to the Rules – Ruletool

    ARTICLE 16. Roughing or Running into Kicker or Holder
    When it is obvious that a scrimmage kick will be made, no opponent shall run into or rough the kicker or the holder of a place kick... The kicker’s protection under this rule ends:... when he carries the ball outside the tackle box (Rule 2-34) before kicking.
    • ltraz

      ltraz Well-Known Member

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      We do that too. Still a bunch of backups. Plus, even starters can rep while the 2nd string is doing their O or D reps. For example, only a couple guys that we'd have to rotate out if we wanted to rep punt return while the starting D was drilling a blitz. It's just not hard to emphasize more than 90% of teams without it really taking away from anything else.

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