The NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee is open to considering changes to the targeting penalty and overtime rules, chairman Shane Lyons told ESPN's Andrea Adelson in a report Tuesday.Adelson reports that the committee, which met for roughly seven hours Tuesday, discussed those issues in the sport in addition to player transfers, instant replay, recruiting and staff sizes but that "the committee is not ready to make any recommendations.""We would consider changes of how it's done from the officiating aspect of it, from the ejection aspect of it, but we think it needs more study," Lyons was quoted by ESPN. "It was a lengthy discussion. One of the biggest concerns is we don't want to go back and look like we're doing something that's not in the well-being, health and safety of the student-athlete, so if you back off the penalty, is it sending the message that this is OK and this is not?"Both targeting and overtime were major headlines during LSU football's 2019 season. … [Read more...] about Possible changes coming to controversial targeting, overtime rules, per ESPN report
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Here's a primer on how college football's overtime rules work. If a college football game is tied at the conclusion of four quarters, it goes to overtime. The overtime period begins with a coin toss, with the winning team deciding to either play offense or defense, or which side of the field will be used used for both possessions in overtime. The team that loses the coin toss gets to make the choice that the winning team does not make. The losing team will then have first choice if there is a second overtime, and for any even-numbered overtime periods after that. The winning team would get first choice for odd-numbered overtime periods. An overtime period will consist of two possessions, with each team getting the ball. The team on offense starts at the 25-yard-line, unless the ball is relocated due to a penalty. Each team retains the ball until it scores, turns the ball over or fails to make a first down. Each team receives one timeout per overtime period. The team … [Read more...] about How does overtime work in college football?
Paul Myerberg USA TODAY Published 12:50 AM EDT Sep 30, 2018 The hit that sidelined Clemson freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence in the second quarter of Saturday’s come-from-behind win against Syracuse represented the Tigers’ worst nightmare. Earlier this week, senior quarterback Kelly Bryant, the starter in 2017 and through the first four weeks of this season, informed Clemson coach Dabo Swinney that he would be taking advantage of the new redshirt rule and transferring. Coming not long after Swinney named Lawrence as the starter, the move wasn’t entirely unexpected. But it still left the team's depth chart in shaky condition heading into the start of the conference play. Then Lawrence went down with an apparent concussion. Without Bryant to call on, Swinney and the Tigers turned to redshirt freshman Chase Brice, the new backup and owner of eight career pass attempts. That Brice came in and led the Tigers past a 16-7 halftime deficit – making one … [Read more...] about College football winners and losers from Week 5 topped by Clemson
Putting flags on quarterbackscase of a defensive linemen who tore his ACL trying to avoid a penalty while hitting the quarterback. So, if defensive players are getting hurt as a fallout of the rule, then let's be honest and admit the rule is not designed for player safety as much as it's mandated for quarterback safety. No one cares if William Hayes shreds his knee. He's not a fantasy roster or leading the Packers vs. the Patriots on Sunday night football. But if one of the big namers taking snaps — guys who also are speaking against the rule mind you — gets hurt, well, no one turns in to see Packers vs. Pats with DeShone Kizer and Bobby Hoyer squaring off. the modern game" short film. Enjoy. Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki celebrates during Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Dolphins won 27-20, but the game took 7 hours, 8 minutes of real time to play because of delays for lighting. Miami Dolphins tight end Mike … [Read more...] about 5-at-10: NFL’s flag problem, NFL power poll, College football statements, True or false, Rushmore of one-hit wonders
Not long after the College Football Playoff national championship game, a grainy security-camera snapshot made news in Atlanta. A mystery man wearing a hat and coat walked through the Marriott Marquis hotel lobby a few days earlier with a backpack that wasn't his. Alabama was finishing its game plan for Georgia when part of it walked right out the door. A playbook belonging to then-Crimson Tide defensive line coach Karl Dunbar was in the bag snatched from a meeting room in Alabama's team hotel. Given today's heightened emphasis on cloak-and-dagger secrecy, the theft was not an insignificant breach. That other items from the backpack were recovered while the playbook remained at large only added to the story, though it didn't go public until two days after Alabama's overtime win over Georgia. Still, it doesn't do much to temper the tin-foil hat mentality of football coaches who place a premium on keeping even minute details private. The playbook heist is perhaps the most … [Read more...] about What makes college football coaches paranoid, and how things are changing