At a time when there is hot debate in the US around the safety of tackling in college football, Washington Huskies Head Coach, Chris Peterson thinks that tackling rugby-style is the key. A comment from footballer-turned-rugby player, Michael Lose started it all off: “We tackle completely different in rugby. We have to because we don’t have helmets.”
Now Chris is using Tackle Tube in his practice drills to encourage his players to tackle the legs, leading with the shoulder rather than the head. The tackles are more effective and also safer, and word is spreading. Read the full story here in USA Today.