Riddle, Hood speak to Rotary
By Gary Lloyd
Hewitt-Trussville and Clay-Chalkville head football coaches Hal Riddle and Jerry Hood spoke to the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club on Wednesday.
The coaches discussed technology. This year, teams can record a game from the press box and share the recording immediately with coaches on the sidelines, enabling coaches to make corrections with players in real time.
Hood expressed concern over the new rules regarding above-the-shoulders hits by players during a game. Rulings could be made by judgment calls by the officials.
“The new rules came about due to concerns about concussions,” Hood said. “I understand that. Hits that were previously legal, and still should be, may be ruled as a penalty under the new guidelines.”
Riddle said his team is “hungry” for the season.
“They have had a good attitude and work ethic and are looking forward to the start of the season,” Riddle said.
Hewitt-Trussville travels to No. 2 Clay-Chalkville next Friday to open the 2013 high school football season. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club meets on Wednesday mornings at the Courtyard by Marriott in Trussville.
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