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Rule changes this season could result in coach ejections Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

It’s far less common for football coaches to be ejected than baseball managers and basketball coaches. In fact, no NFL head coach has ever been ejected from a game.

But that could change with an addition to this year’s rule book resulting in automatic ejections for two unsportsmanlike conduct fouls, which not only applies to players, but also “non-player personnel” including management personnel, trainers, equipment personnel and, of course, coaches.

The two-foul rule will only apply to specifics types of fouls, which include abusive language directed at an opponent or official. It’s rare for a coach to be flagged multiple times for an abusive language foul, but it’s still a possibility.

If it does occur, that coach will become the first in NFL history to be disqualified for a game.

Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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