NCAA considering rule changes

Discussion in 'In The Stands' started by LousianaHorn, Feb 21, 2023.

  1. LousianaHorn

    LousianaHorn Kabong

  2. steve0

    steve0 25+ Posts

    Not stopping the clock after a first down would be okay, though I prefer the rule as it is now. Not stopping the clock after an incompletion, though, would be ridiculous and insane. Teams could run out the clock just by throwing incompletions.
  3. hornde68

    hornde68 100+ Posts

    Maybe the Big XII should not review every play. A time limit on reviews would help. BigXII takes 2-3 minutes longer than every other conference.
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  4. guy4321

    guy4321 1,000+ Posts

    Agree, teams would have to get 40 timeouts per half like in the NBA.
  5. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Leave it the hell alone. Any changes should come from coaches in the SEC, BigTen. ACC, Big XII, PAC. Otherwise, you have an organization that has failed at every turn over the last 50-60 years, trying to make more changes.

    For the one hundred thousandth time, DKR & Coach Broyles had it right back in the 60s.
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  6. Ajo Macho

    Ajo Macho 500+ Posts

    How is that any worse than running out the clock by taking a knee?
    Real question.
  7. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    my first thought was that you lose ground when you take a knee. if you got the ball back on the two yard line, the incomplete pass is very low risk?
  8. Ajo Macho

    Ajo Macho 500+ Posts

    Still seems riskier than a FB dive.
    And there would be very few scenarios in which there are less than two minutes left, a team has the ball on their own two-yard line, and they're up by two or less points (enough for a safety to decide the game).
  9. steve0

    steve0 25+ Posts

    You've got a point. Maybe running out the clock isn't the best example of why it would be bad for the game. But it would seriously shorten games, make them feel rushed, decrease scoring, and make it extremely difficult for a time trying to rally to stop the clock. We might be back to 14-10 or 10-7 games like we had in the early 1960s.
  10. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Only two types of games that are "too long":

    1) When you're getting your butt kicked (NO, I have NEVER left a game early)

    2) The game on before your game forcing you to go to ESPN News
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  11. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Crazy idea,
    Very crazy idea:

    The SEC makes an internal SEC conference-games-only rule that targeting will not be enforced. If they can't do that, then the 2 coaches both notify the refs at the start of the game that all targeting penalties are hereby declined--a sort of standing pre-emptive order given to the refs at the start of the game to decline all targeting calls.

    The old penalty of "Spearing" would still exist as a 15 yard penalty though.
  12. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Crazy idea
    But I didn't think a Coach can decline a targeting penalty
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  13. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 2,500+ Posts

    Here’s my idea for #1: in the 4th quarter, if one team has a 28 point lead, the clock will stop only for stepping out of bounds and for incomplete passes and will resume when the ball is spotted. (No sense in prolonging the agony.)
  14. Ajo Macho

    Ajo Macho 500+ Posts

    Clock resuming when the ball is spotted after every play, regardless of time or point spread, isn't a bad idea.
  15. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 2,500+ Posts

    Or how about this:

    Game length is 80 minutes (four 20-minute quarters).
    Clock stops for out of bounds, incomplete passes, and first downs, but resumes when the chains are in place and the ball is spotted.
    Clock stops for penalties, but resumes after the official has announced the call.
    Each team gets only one official review each quarter.
  16. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 2,500+ Posts

    Better yet.
    Game length is 2 hours (four 30-minute quarters) but the clock runs almost continuously, stopping only for time outs, penalties, and in between a score and the ensuing kickoff.

    of course the networks would veto this because no time to stick in many minutes of adverts.
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  17. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Sorry, people, I am OLD school. I only get 12 games in 52 weeks plus a bowl game. Why would I ever want to shorten that enjoyment? If a game is too long for you, don't go, use your remote control to "shorten" the game, but don't punish true fans with your impatience.

    :beertoast: :hookem2:
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  18. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    From the get-go, rather than adding a new complicated overlapping penalty, it would have been better to start enforcing this one consistently.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2023
  19. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    Not a bad idea.
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