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College Football Rule Change.....Punters beware

Posted on: July 27, 2009 12:42 am
Last year we saw the punters in college football moving about, kicking rugby style.  This year a rule change in college football will come into play that will make this a little more interesting for the defense. 

Now, if a college punter moves outside the "tackle box" and punts the football, he's fair game if hit  No roughing the punter.  No penalty flag.  And while this rule change probably won't affect special teams who can get the punt off, the days of scrambling around have just got more interesting.

Of interest is that Justin Tucker, one of the punters for Texas who also handles kickoff duties, now punts rugby style with either foot.  While that doesn't sound like a big deal, last year he pinned other teams deep numerous times.  At my age, I sometimes wonder which shoe goes on which foot. 
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