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NCAA - slowly ruining football (rules changes - merged)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Ohio Steeler, May 31, 2006.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    NCAA approves changes to targeting, overtime rules ahead of 2019 college football season

    Targeting is a well-intended penalty but has left too much room for error in the process

    As it does every year, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approves adjustments to college football's rules in an attempt to improve the game. Of the items up for discussion this year, targeting (surprise, surprise) and overtime were two of the bigger-button issues on the table.
    Starting in 2019, the panel has approved an adjustment that removes away some of the gray area that gives targeting a more all-or-nothing feel: "Instant replay officials will be directed to examine all aspects of the play and confirm the targeting foul when all elements of targeting are present. If any element of targeting cannot be confirmed, the replay official will overturn the targeting foul. There will not be an option for letting the call on the field "stand" during a targeting review -- it must either be confirmed or overturned. Games using the halftime video review procedure will continue to use the current process."
    That being said, the panel is cracking down harder on repeat offenders -- probably because, theoretically, it'll be harder to eject a player for targeting. Players who commit three targeting fouls in the same season will receive a one-game suspension.

    Additionally, the NCAA had made a tweak to college football's overtime rules. If a game reaches a fifth overtime, teams will begin to run alternating two-point plays rather than offensive possessions starting at the 25-yard line. This was done to limit the number of plays run overall.
    Other changes ahead of the 2019 season include a 15-yard penalty for forcible contact on blindside blocks, which sounds an awful lot like the elimination of most, if not all, blindside blocks. The NCAA also approved the elimination of the two-man wedge formation on all kickoffs.

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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    CFB Refs Have Sights Set On Targeting Fix


    The 2019 college football season is an off-year regarding rule changes, at least regarding game play. When it comes to player health and safety, however, rules are constantly up for review.

    Five new rules have been implemented this season, and all five are safety related.

    Tweaks to the targeting rule is the most significant change, but that’s not the only change.

    Two-man wedges on kickoff returns have been eliminated and if they occur, it will be a 15-yard penalty. Blindside blocks — with force — have also been eliminated. Officials want to eliminate decleaters where players have no opportunity to protect themselves from a block. This will also be a 15-yard penalty.

    Blocking below the waist is also now outlawed for the defense just as it is for the offense.

    The final non-targeting change involves overtime. When a game gets to the fifth overtime, the ball will move from the 25-yard line to the 3-yard line and each offense will have one down to score a touchdown. Each successive overtime will proceed in this manner as long as necessary to determine a winner.

    But now let’s get to targeting, which is defined below.


    Easy to understand, right?

    The first major change with targeting is that when it goes to review, the play can no longer “stand.” It must be confirmed. If it does not get confirmed, there will be no penalty.

    “All elements of targeting have to be confirmed, meaning that there won’t be a stance — ruling on the field last year, if we weren’t sure, the play would stand, and that player would be disqualified,” Bill Carollo, the Big Ten Coordinator of Football Officials said last week at Big Ten Media Days.

    “This year, all elements have to be confirmed. If not, the player stays in the game. That might be about 10 percent of plays last year, based on the numbers last year, we’ll have 10 percent possibly less targeting calls this year. And here’s the idea behind it and the thinking and the rationale. We want to get this play correct. It’s a very important play as far as health and safety, but it’s also the penalty is our largest penalty, so we want to make sure that we get that correct, and if we aren’t sure, the player will stay in the game.”

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  3. HorseshoeFetish

    HorseshoeFetish Silver Bullet Supporter

  4. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    Can we just start doing this in VR already?
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  5. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    I was unsure about the scoring starting in the fifth overtime. Bill Carollo, the B1G Coordinator of Football Officials said at media days that starting with the 5th overtime teams will get the ball at the 3-yard line rather than the 25 and have one play to "score a touchdown".

    Nobody questioned that statement on the TV coverage; maybe someone asked for a clarification as to whether those are scored as 2-point conversions, which is the way the rule change has been reported in numerous articles this month.

    It makes a difference for scoring records and defensive stats for those rare games that get into the 5th OT. Those 'conversions' will only be worth two points, and should not be called TDs by the guy explaining the rule changes.
  6. Jake

    Jake 2020 Champions ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    "Starting in 2019, the panel has approved an adjustment that removes away some of the gray area that gives targeting a more all-or-nothing feel: "Instant replay officials will be directed to examine all aspects of the play and confirm the targeting foul when all elements of targeting are present. If any element of targeting cannot be confirmed, the replay official will overturn the targeting foul. There will not be an option for letting the call on the field 'stand' during a targeting review -- it must either be confirmed or overturned."

    I actually like that change. Too many lame calls have been allowed to stand, which is ridiculous given the severe nature of the penalty.
  7. colobuck79

    colobuck79 tilter of wind*ills

    They will still screw it up.
  8. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    It's not 2010s football without bogus targeting calls.
  9. Jagdaddy

    Jagdaddy Senior

    Early indications are that this one is really going to suck, especially for teams like OSU that take pride in WR blocking. I'm not sure that "85 yards through the heart of the South" is a legal play anymore.
  10. LovelandBuckeye

    LovelandBuckeye You never lose to those pricks. Ever. Ever. - UFM

    I think "with force" will be the key piece. And up for interpretation. Lord help us if players start to flop out there on blocks.
  11. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel officially approved several college football rule changes on Tuesday.

    Among those rule changes, players will now be able to remain on the sidelines after a targeting ejection, a rule change that Ohio State coach Ryan Day had publicly advocated for earlier this year.

    “The walk of shame, where the guy, he gets (ejected for targeting, he walks off the field, I don't think that that's right,” Day said in a press conference in January.

    All other aspects of the targeting rule remain unchanged from last season.

    New guidelines for instant replay are also being implemented for the 2020 season. Officials will now be instructed to complete video reviews in less than two minutes, though that will not be a hard time limit; officials have been instructed that “reviews that are exceptionally complicated or involve end-of-game issues should be completed as efficiently as possible.”

    Additionally, the oversight panel added a rule that for time to be added back onto the game clock at the end of the half, there must be at least three seconds remaining on the game clock. If it is determined that the ball should have been declared dead with less than three seconds remaining in the half after the clock has already hit zeroes, the half will be declared over.

    Tuesday's rule changes also will now officially allow players to wear the No. 0, beginning this upcoming season, while no more than two players per team will be allowed to wear the same jersey number.

    Officials' jurisdiction of each game will also now begin 90 minutes before kickoff, rather than 60, in response to concerns about negative interactions between teams before games. Also, a coach is now expected to be present for all pregame warmups when players are present, and all players are to be identifiable by their jersey numbers.

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    Last edited: Apr 21, 2020
  12. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    Drama imminent
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  13. Abenaki

    Abenaki Ohio against the world.

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  14. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    One of the better rules was limiting replay time to 2 minutes.... thats still a bit long for my taste.... but hopefully a time limit will force a “this isn’t obvious so lets keep the call” instead of “well lets look at this angle with this angle and slow it down... uhm well i thought i saw a blade of grass between the knee” shit
  15. RhodeIslandBuck

    RhodeIslandBuck I Got Game

    I actually like the idea of having zero as wearable "number". Watching a Buckeye play with a giant block O on his jersey would be pretty cool.
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