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Luke DeCock: NFL's slide rule a no-brainer for college QBs

College players love to imitate their NFL counterparts, and nothing says big-time NFL quarterback (entitled, protected) like the open-field slide to avoid being hit. When Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers do it, they pop up and toss the ball to the official. When college players do it, they might not pop up at all.tmpplchld The rules of college football define nine defenseless players _ from a punt returner awaiting a kick to a player who has been ruled down. A quarterback in the process of sliding isn't one of them. In fact, making contact with the quarterback's head in that situation is often perfectly legal as long as the defender doesn't lead with the crown of his...