Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Defensive substitutions a hot topic

The NCAA is proposing a couple of rules changes. One is the next step in an attempt to legislate the targeting of opposing players but that is not the one that figures to draw the most debate.

There is a movement to prevent teams from snapping the ball before at least 10 seconds have elapsed from the play clock in order to allow the defensive team to make substitutions.

Under the proposed legislation a team could receive a 5-yard penalty for delay of game if it snaps the ball before the play clock has at least 30 seconds left on it. The rule would be waived during the final two minutes of each half. It will be interesting to see if this passes and what happens if a team is down by a couple of touchdowns outside the final two minutes and attempts to snap the ball quickly or a team tries to snap the ball quickly so a questionable play can't be reviewed by the officials.


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