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Old Fri Sep 09, 2016, 01:09pm
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There's nothing in the rule about "committing" by a defender. Any defender is responsible for the HIT, and we must emphasize that although "tackle" is very broadly defined in the NCAA rules, the TACKLE and not a HIT is what is part of the game. There's no need to tackle or even touch a sliding player, so defenders must learn to either 1) lay off; 2) aim low and hit low; or 3) dive over.

Don't add a layer to the rule that doesn't exist. Its taken me a long time to get that idea through my head (football and basketball), but overthinking things will always get you in trouble.
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