So nothing is being done to address the fake injuries?

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Forgive me. I’m playing catch-up as I missed most of the SEC media day coverage. I heard on the radio that essentially nothing is being done to address the fake injuries. Is this true? Is the commissioner seriously ok with watching SEC football turn into soccer? Tell me this isn’t true.

It’s beyond frustrating watching defenses fake injuries to slow Hooker and Co. down.
 
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Forgive me. I’m playing catch-up as I missed most of the SEC media day coverage. I heard on the radio that essentially nothing is being done to address the fake injuries. Is this true? Is the commissioner seriously ok with watching SEC football turn into soccer? Tell me this isn’t true.
It’s beyond frustrating watching defenses fake injuries to slow Hooker and Co. down.
Sorry to say, the Saban System is what the SEC and NCAA has adopted regarding fake injures. Maybe if fans stop attending games and TV/streaming watchers stop watching due to delays by zombie players, something will get done. Hit them in the pocketbook is the only answer.
 
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Forgive me. I’m playing catch-up as I missed most of the SEC media day coverage. I heard on the radio that essentially nothing is being done to address the fake injuries. Is this true? Is the commissioner seriously ok with watching SEC football turn into soccer? Tell me this isn’t true.

It’s beyond frustrating watching defenses fake injuries to slow Hooker and Co. down.
One of two things will get action on the fake injuries....Saban support or pressure from networks...though if you think about it, ad revenue on UT games is probably higher than others b/c of all the injury time-outs, so I'd not expect action from networks. UT doesn't have the juice yet to impact this decision alone...there's flopping penalties in bball and soccer, and not a stretch for football...they just choose to ignore it.
 
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Forgive me. I’m playing catch-up as I missed most of the SEC media day coverage. I heard on the radio that essentially nothing is being done to address the fake injuries. Is this true? Is the commissioner seriously ok with watching SEC football turn into soccer? Tell me this isn’t true.

It’s beyond frustrating watching defenses fake injuries to slow Hooker and Co. down.
It’s true.
 
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One of two things will get action on the fake injuries....Saban support or pressure from networks...though if you think about it, ad revenue on UT games is probably higher than others b/c of all the injury time-outs, so I'd not expect action from networks. UT doesn't have the juice yet to impact this decision alone...there's flopping penalties in bball and soccer, and not a stretch for football...they just choose to ignore it.
No. Networks hate showing commercials out of their assigned slots. They end up showing commercials for less than the normal fee.
They actually lose a substantial amount of money when a game runs 1hr+ over time slot.
ESPN, CBS, and FOX (if they have any games where this happens) are the only powers that can put a stop to this. They will eventually when teams are doing it more against top tier teams, or if UT becomes a top tier team again with the high tv ratings like we did in the Majors-Fulmer era.
 
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Forgive me. I’m playing catch-up as I missed most of the SEC media day coverage. I heard on the radio that essentially nothing is being done to address the fake injuries. Is this true? Is the commissioner seriously ok with watching SEC football turn into soccer? Tell me this isn’t true.

It’s beyond frustrating watching defenses fake injuries to slow Hooker and Co. down.
Until everyone/ Alabama n Georgia/ start implementing the hurry up at Heupal’s speed, you can’t say s..t.
 
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Forgive me. I’m playing catch-up as I missed most of the SEC media day coverage. I heard on the radio that essentially nothing is being done to address the fake injuries. Is this true? Is the commissioner seriously ok with watching SEC football turn into soccer? Tell me this isn’t true.

It’s beyond frustrating watching defenses fake injuries to slow Hooker and Co. down.
Per Bama no they’re not
 
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We are TN. ESPN would just cut away from our game to cover BAMA. They hate us.
Think ESPN likes us. We have a good audience. They just want the game to last 3 and a half hours so they can get their advertising in. Let’s not be short sighted. It’s their advertising along with CBS that give us those lovely millions each year.
 
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There is really nothing that can be done. It is what it is.
There are several common sense things that CAN be done but until "flopping" has a negative impact on advertisers, OR..SABAN..nothing WILL be done.
Each team now has unlimited Timeouts. 4.5 hour games will be the norm. Irregardless if you’re playing a fast pace team or traditional team, you should always have a player fall down instead of taking a TO during the first half or 3rd Qtr. No reason to waste TOs now.
I agree. This is where it's heading. Unlimited timeouts, substitutions, sideline meetings...Welcome to the new world of "Kiffin-ball".
It took a slimey P.O.S. to identify and exploit a loophole that was virtually ignored throughout the entire history of NCAA Football simply because, for all those years...coaches had too much integrity.
 

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