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First thoughts here. Offense here. Defense here.Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way. You may not agree with the rule and what LSU’s Brad Wing did may have barely crossed the line of breaking it, but the call wasn’t a bad one. How can it be a bad call if the refs are enforcing an existing rule? You can go on and on about how the new rule was probably brought up during offensive and defensive meetings, but not during special teams meetings. First of all, that would be a guess. Second of all, he still broke it. There’s that; now let’s move on the more pressing punter issue: Florida needs one.Maybe we’ve been spoiled. Eric Wilbur was followed by Chas Henry. For years, the Gators didn’t have to worry about the punting game. Both could punt for serious distance, but also place the ball extremely well. David Lerner – I’m sorry to say – isn’t Wilbur or Henry. Lerner has only had one game this season in which he averaged more than 38.5 yards per punt. That was against Alabama and was ...
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The first touchdown courtesy of the new celebration penalty has officially been called back. The guilty culprit? LSU punter, yes punter, Brad Wing. His 44-yard fake punt touchdown against Florida was taken off the board after making a celebratory gesture on the 5-yard line. And here it is. LSU had to settle for a field goal [...]
LSU punter Brad Wing has been replaying in his mind what could have been his first college touchdown, and the momentary, yet premature, expression of joy that led officials to flag him for taunting.
Wing says he agrees that taunting is disrespectful. He says he simply spread his arms in celebration near the end of his 52-yard run against Florida on Saturday because he's never...
The NCAA is attempting to crack down on players celebrating before they enter the end zone and LSU punter Brad Wing did just that today. A perfectly executed fake punt almost went for six, but Wing made a celebratory gesture around the 5-yard line that would draw penalty flags. He would be called for [...]
LSU punter Brad Wing has spent much of the past few days replaying in his mind what could have been his first touchdown, and the momentary, yet premature, expression of joy that led officials to flag him for taunting and take the points off the board.
''I do think there's a large amount of disrespect in taunting and that's not what I'm about,'' Wing said...
LSU became the first team this year to lose a touchdown to the new celebration rule in college football. Running a fake punt against Florida towards the end of the first quarter, punter Brad Wing had a clear path to the end zone. Shortly before reaching the promised land, he held out his hands in [...]
LSU's Brad Wing converted a successful fake punt for a touchdown against Florida yesterday. 5 yards from pay dirt, Wing stretched and refs, following the NCAA's lead, said that Wing said: "It must...
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For those of you who are sick of excessive celebration penalties in college football, this video is for you.
It features LSU punter Brad Wing who scored on a fake punt against Florida but had it ultimately called back because he celebrated too much at the five yard line:
The NCAA is attempting to crack down on players celebrating before they enter the end zone and LSU punter Brad Wing did just that today. A perfectly executed fake punt almost went for six, but Wing made a celebratory gesture around the 5-yard line that drew penalty flags. He would be called for unsportsmanlike [...]
LSU punter Brad Wing ran a fake punt into the end zone for a touchdown, only it was called back because of his "excessive celebration".
His 52-yard run was erased by an unsportsmanlike conduct call after he held the ball out toward a Florida defender. You have to see this one to believe it.
Two things: That's one stupid rule and that's one awesome camera angle.
LSU punter Brad Wing's dazzling fake-punt run is tainted by a taunting penalty
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- LSU punter Brad Wing has spent much of the past few days replaying in his mind what could have been his first touchdown, and the momentary, yet premature, expression of joy that led officials to flag him for taunting and take the points off the board.
On Saturday, an L.S.U. touchdown was wiped out when punter Brad Wing celebrated for a split second before reaching the end zone after a fake punt.
Somehow, college football made it through the entire month of September without a peep from the NCAA's finger-wagging new unsportsmanlike conduct rule. And when it finally did rear its head today, where did its disapproving gaze land? On LSU's punter, of course:
Thus does Brad Wing, a redshirt freshman originally from Melbourne, Australia, become the first player in a...
Ok, so watch this video for a moment:Alright, so this has ought to be the stupidest rule ever! How could the NCAA do that? Why even put up such a rule? It was a touchdown by a PUNTER! A punter, goddamit! And they call it back for "excessive celebration"?! You call that excessive? Man, the NCAA should definitely get rid of this rule.It could definitely cost some games. But...
Fake punts are fun. They're especially fun when they work. There's just something awesome about watching a punter go outside his typical role in order to try and make a play. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. And sometimes the punter gets a bit carried away with his celebrations, resulting in a 15-yard penalty that negates a touchdown. On Saturday, after a penalty...