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Proposed college football rule changes for 2014

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    They want to get rid of the 15-yard penalty if a targeting call is overturned. We all figured they would do that.

    But how about this? Teams snapping the ball before the play clock reaches "0:29" would now get a 5-yard delay-of-game penalty.

    Gus Malzahn just threw his visor in disgust.

    Saban wins!

    http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/football-rules-committee-adjusts-targeting-rule-defensive
     
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: College football rule changes for 2014

    Would love to see the research that indicated "that teams with fast-paced, no-huddle offenses rarely snap the ball with 30 seconds or more on the play clock."
     
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Re: College football rule changes for 2014

    So let's penalize teams that are well-organized and well-drilled enough to snap the ball within 10 seconds, and reward the teams that are disorganized and slow to react.

    Awesome.

    PS, this also means if you get tackled with the clock running with less than 10 seconds and no time outs left, the game is over.
     
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Re: College football rule changes for 2014

    Nope, rule doesn't apply in final two minutes.

    Saban's next move is to outlaw field-goal returns.
     
  5. RonClements

    RonClements Member

    Re: College football rule changes for 2014

    Only the NCAA would consider snapping the ball too quickly a "delay of game."
     
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Re: College football rule changes for 2014

    Rule won't apply in the final two minutes of the half or game.
     
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Re: College football rule changes for 2014

    And why not? If it's such an awesome hunky-dory rule for the first 28 minutes of each half, why isn't it good enough for the final 2:00?
     
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Re: College football rule changes for 2014

    Oh, it's a stupid rule. No doubt.
     
  9. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Re: College football rule changes for 2014

    Good. All these hurry-up no-huddle offenses are a stat man's nightmare. You don't have time to write down one play before the ball is snapped for the next one.
     
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Re: College football rule changes for 2014

    I wasn't aware football was supposed to be played for the benefit of the stat crunchers in the press box.
     
  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Re: College football rule changes for 2014

    Eh, they've been keeping stats as long as I can remember.
     
  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Re: College football rule changes for 2014

    As was noted above, the stupidity of having to call it a "delay of game penalty" just goes to show that the rule doesn't belong, because they had to go scrambling looking for something to call it.

    Why not just say, "Five yard penalty for breaking the Saban rule."
     
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