Friday, February 10, 2006

Coaches Challenge All but a Done Deal

The NCAA's Playing Rules Oversight Panel is expected to approve several rules changes when it meets in March, and none of them have anything to do with player's names on the back of jerseys. The rule that likely will have the biggest impact allows coaches to challenge an official's call, much like the NFL. The Wiz believes this is a terrific idea, as coaches were burning timeouts in order to give time to the replay official to examine a play, or rushing their team to the line of scrimmage in order snap the ball before a play could be reviewed. Other proposals include cutting halftime from 20 minutes to 15 minutes, starting the clock as soon as the ball is ready for play after a change of possession, and starting the clock when the kicker's foot touches the ball rather than waiting for the receiving team to touch it (registration).

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