Found January 14, 2013 on Double Coverage Football:
I know it's been less than 72 hours since we last posted anything about Jadeveon Clowney, but today we're going to focus on something other than Vincent Smith's head flying through the air. Instead, we're going to talk about the fumble. When Clowney bulldozed Smith, the ball fell to the ground beside them. Clowney reached out, and with one hand, recovered the fumble before jumping back to his feet. But should this have been ruled a fumble? Many of you probably already know that last winter, the NCAA approved some new rules, several of which involved the helmet coming off during play. One new rule states that "if the ball carrier's helmet comes off the ball is dead." IF Smith possessed the ball and had his helmet come off before the ball came free, then the play could have been reviewed and it likely would have overturned the call on the field to give possession back to Michigan. So, did Smith's helmet come off before the fumble? If you watch the ...
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