More NCAA rules for everybody!

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel hath spoken, people.  Among other things, it’s announced it has:

  • moved to allow the instant replay official to stop the game and create a targeting foul in situations where an egregious action occurred and was missed by on-field officials.
  • approved the use of electronic devices for coaching purposes in the press box and locker room during the game. However, that equipment will still be prohibited on the sidelines, in the team areas and on the field. Additionally, the home institution is responsible for ensuring identical television capability and identical video and Internet connectivity in the coaches’ booths of both teams.
  • directed that the Football Rules Committee will instruct officials to stringently enforce the 3-yard limit regarding ineligible receivers downfield and adjust officiating mechanics to better officiate plays.

I’ll believe that last one when I see it.

The targeting change will probably make the on-field officials even more skittish about those calls.

As far as electronic devices, that opens up a whole new frontier for Nick Saban to challenge.

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12 responses to “More NCAA rules for everybody!

  1. Russ

    So, whenever they need another commercial, BAM! Targeting call!

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  2. DugLite

    I stringently hope they stringently enforce the 3 yd rule.

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  3. FarmerDawg

    That could have come in handy when Arron Murray got ear hold in the SEC championship game.

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    • Dolly Llama

      I thought the exact same thing. I don’t mind that one at all if it’s done right. And I realize the devil is in that last phrase.

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  4. Smitty

    Just watch us get a targeting call that wasn’t called on the field in the Florida game…..

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  5. SouthGaDawg

    The joy of a 6 hour college football game…

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  6. What the hell is an egregious action? I can see the suits in Birmingham using that to Alabama’s advantage and our disadvantage at least once this season.

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  7. Pantslesspatdye

    Surely smart knows not to allow wifi access to any team gear at auburn and ole miss. I can see freeze brining in some contractors.

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  8. 69Dawg

    The officials talk to each other less than old married couples. The Ref is still the crew chief and the replay guy is not going to mess with the crew chief.

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  9. paul

    “the home institution is responsible for ensuring identical television capability and identical video and Internet connectivity in the coaches’ booths of both teams.” Isn’t the home institution is currently responsible for providing headsets and other communications? We know that’s never been an issue, right? What could possibly go wrong?

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