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  • New College Football Rule

    I'm sure a lot of people have heard about it, but I thought I'd start a new thread:

    Originally posted by [url=]Nevada Appeal[/url]
    The new rule centers around when the clock starts following a change of possession and on kickoffs. The rules are 3-2-5 and 3-2-5-e.

    Under the old rule, the clock would not start on a kickoff until the offensive team catches the ball. Now, the clock will start when the ball is kicked.

    Also, when possession changed, the clock never started until the ball was snapped.

    Now, the game clock and the 25-second clock will start when the ready-to-play signal is given.

    No official reason was given, but many of the coaches believe that it was television driven. College football games nowadays are lasting almost four hours sometimes, and that's too long.

    "The time of game was added by the rules committee," WAC commissioner Karl Benson said Wednesday morning. "Some believe TV is the culprit with the number of timeouts and extended timeouts. Coaches aren't going to like anything that is going to reduce the number of plays."
    There are three other new rules this year, but none as significant as the "clock" rule.

    • The first rule bans eye shields that aren't clear.

    • A kicking tee may not elevate the ball's lowest point more than one inch above the ground.

    • Lastly, fouls concurrent with the snap on scrimmage kick plays may be enforced at the previous spot or succeeding spot.

  • #2
    Good post. Interesting eye shield rule, but I think they are ugly anyways.
    ...capture it...remember it...


    • #3
      I don't see what the big deal about Visors are.


      • #4
        Originally posted by aberdien
        I don't see what the big deal about Visors are.
        A player looks like a bad a$$ when he has a dark visor.