Georgia's Mecole Hardman Affected By New NCAA Uniform Rule

Georgia's Mecole Hardman Affected By New NCAA Uniform Rule

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Georgia's Mecole Hardman Affected By New NCAA Uniform Rule


The NCAA has added new rules for the 2018 season, which state that referees will force those who violate uniform rules to come out of the game.  The organization banned a few apparel trends but putting an end to shorter football pants and visible backplates highlighted the list.

Some players will be affected by this new rule, maybe not in terms of production, but more so aesthetically.

One of those players is Georgia wide receiver Mecole Hardman, who can no longer keep his knees exposed with shorter pants.

Jan 8, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs receiver Mecole Hardman (4) races down the sidelines for touchdown against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2018 CFP national championship college football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

In addition, defenders are no longer permitted to display their backplates, which we have seen with the iconic ‘Power G’ before.

Agree or disagree with the NCAA’s authoritarian ways – clearly we disagree and see no point in such a rule – as of now, we can all just come to the consensus that uniform regulations are are nothing compared to the NFL’s new tackling policies.

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