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It has been pointed out on more than one occasion that legendary Alabama Coach Paul Bryant had an effect on college football rules. He once said that he studied the NCAA college football rule book so that he would know how the rules could help him. "How can you play the game if you don't know the rules?" he asked, rhetorically.

Bryant knew that anyone on the line of scrimmage who didn't have anyone on the line outside him was an eligible pass receiver. He used that to his advantage, most notably with pass-catching tackle Jerry Duncan in the mid-1960s. John Vaught, the head coach at Ole Miss, didn't like the effect it had on his team when he played Alabama. Vaught was on the NCAA football rules committee, and he got the... Recommended Stories