Exactly. Exacctttlllyyyy. Rule is ridiculous. You are spot on with the offensive players abusing the rule. It's a lot easier to abuse that as an offense
Either you're making this up or you just know a very unusual group of UT fans.
The weird thing is he was fine during the game. I mean, he looked rusty, but in a way that most people expected since he hadn't played in a real game
I just don't think a bad rule protects anyone. If anything it encourages offensive players to get into helmet contact situations to pick up a free 15
If you're gonna cover for him, don't be shy. Let's see it.