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This is pretty cool.

The Citadel head football coach Brent Thompson has announced the format to the 2020 Spring Game that will include player coaches and several of the rules from the XFL…

The game itself will feature four 12-minute quarters, utilizing many rules from the XFL. The most noticeable differences will be on special teams. The Bulldogs will use the XFL kickoff rule where the kicker will kick from the 35-yard line with the coverage team lining up at the return side 35-yard line. The return team lines up at the 30-yard line and neither team can moved until the ball is caught by the returner.

There will also be no kicking of extra points. After a touchdown, the teams will have the option of running a play from the 2, 5, or 10-yard line, worth 1, 2, or 3 points. If the defense is able to force a turnover and return it to the end zone, the resulting score is equal to the number of points the offense was attempting to score on its PAT.

The XFL may wind up being the very odd duck that sees some of its rule innovations survive its own demise.

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“We honor the terms of the contract.”

Boy, this has to chap McGarity’s ass.

James Coley’s annual salary as Texas A&M’s tight ends coach is $450,000 annually, but he’ll still be paid at least $1 million by Georgia for the final two years of a three-year contract he signed when he was promoted to offensive coordinator in January of 2019.

Athletic director Greg McGarity said the school will pay an offset for the time left on Coley’s contract that ran for two more seasons. Coley was demoted in January before making a move to the Aggies.

Not that he has the cojones to actually say, “Kirby, this had better work”, but still, I’d hate to be the face in the mirror when he gripes about the reserve account balance… privately.

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“They can’t wait until 2022 to make a decision on Larry.’’

This ought to be fun.

Campus official across the Pac-12 have begun discussing the future of commissioner Larry Scott and believe a decision on his contract could come by the end of this year, if not sooner, according to conference sources.

Scott’s deal expires in two years, but the window is somewhat condensed, sources said, by the timing of the Pac-12’s media rights agreements.

Although the deals with ESPN and Fox run into the spring of 2024, formal negotiations likely would commence 18-21 months earlier, in the fall of 2022 — or just after Scott’s current contract expires.

And the Pac-12’s strategy, according to sources with experience in media deals, would have to be mapped out well in advance of the fall of 2022.

With that convergence of events, a contract extension would position Scott to lead the media rights negotiations that one source called “the most critical thing in the history of the conference.”

Anyone think that’s gonna end well?

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“Siri, what is something that probably won’t end well?”

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