New consistent guidelines were apart of an assortment of NCAA rule modifications approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel Tuesday afternoon.
The modifications consists of tweaks to the NCAA’s replay-review policy, targeting ejection protocol and even pregame protocol.
The most fan-friendly change is that the panel approved a guideline for instant reply video reviews to be carried out in less than 2 minutes. With an eye on increasing the speed of play, the committee authorized the change. The NCAA’s release did note, nevertheless, that “reviews that are incredibly complicated or involve end-of-game problems ought to be completed as efficiently as possible without a mentioned time limitation.”
Further, the NCAA will alter its end-of-half guideline when it comes to interruptions of play: “If the game clock ends at the end of a half and replay determines that there was time staying and the clock ought to begin on the referee’s signal after review, there need to be at least 3 seconds remaining, when the ball ought to have been stated dead, to bring back time to the clock.” Otherwise, the half is over.
While the NCAA is maintaining many of its polarizing targeting guidelines, it is changing one element of the call. Now, rather of being sent to sit in the locker room– as Michigan’s Joe Bolden, Khaleke Hudson and Josh Metellus had to– players flagged for targeting “will stay disqualified from the game. However rather of being ejected and needed to head to the locker space after a targeting nasty, which had actually been the guideline given that 2013, gamers will be permitted to stay in the group location.”
This was a rule change lots of gamers and coaches had advocated for.
A time-honored tradition in high school and college football, of course, is the pregame tussles. Whether it was Devin Bush’s run-in with Michigan State in 2018 or something more violent, the NCAA is wanting to restrict the level to which those interactions take place. The brand-new rule change mentions that “authorities are needed to be on the field, the panel approved a guideline that video game officials’ jurisdiction of the contest begins 90 minutes prior to kickoff, rather of the present 60 minutes.”
Teams are also now required to have a coach on the field whenever gamers exist on the field, and for players to be “identified by number.” At times, Michigan has worn overwear to hide jersey numbers throughout warmups.
Jersey number limitations
Lastly, the NCAA is now restricting groups to just two gamers per uniform numbers. The change maintains the guideline that gamers with the very same number should play different positions and can’t be on the field at the very same time.
The Wolverines’ 2019 lineup– which has not been upgraded considering that August– lists three No. 2s, four No. threes, 3 No. sixes, three No. 9s, three No. 13s, 3 No. 15s, 3 No. 18s, 4 No. 23s, three No. 24s), 3 No. 39s, three No. 40s, 3 No. 43s and three No. 49s.
Due to the rule change and the popularity of single-digit numbers, the NCAA is now allowing the jersey No. 0 to be used. Rising sophomore receiver and kick returner Giles Jackson has revealed interest in the number earlier this month on Twitter.