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    Fair catch on Kickoff could result in Touchback?

    http://footballscoop.com/news/ncaa-p...acks-kickoffs/
    The NCAA Football Rules Committee on Friday proposed altering the game’s kickoff rules to allow the receiving team to fair catch the kick inside the 25-yard line and have it result in a touchback.


    The committee made the proposal to address player safety on the kickoff and to address tactics that attempt to pin the receiving team close to its goal line. All other aspects of the kickoff play will remain the same.
    Other proposed changes:
    - ban blocks below the waist > 5 yards past line of scrimmage
    - pace of play - 40 second play clock after a TD (for XP). Also 40 second play clock after KO for 1st down.
    - The addition of a 10-second runoff was approved when instant replay overturns the ruling on the field inside of one minute in either half and the correct ruling would not have stopped the game clock.
    - The committee approved the continuation of a collaborative instant-replay decision-making model that is not limited to the press box in the stadium.
    - Leaping rules on field goals and extra points were adjusted to mirror similar rules dealing with leaping the shield on punting plays. It is illegal to leap over the frame of the body of an opponent.
    - On successful field goals, penalty enforcement will be the same as on made extra points. Namely, all personal fouls and unsportsmanlike conduct fouls by the defending team will have the option to be enforced on the ensuing kickoff.

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    Re: Fair catch on Kickoff could result in Touchback?

    Why not give the receiving team the option of taking the ball at the 25 or receive the kick with the rules as is?
    The second one will be a nightmare of nothing but penalties on bubble screens and sweeps IMHO. I would vote no!

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    Re: Fair catch on Kickoff could result in Touchback?

    Quote Originally Posted by tech70 View Post
    Why not give the receiving team the option of taking the ball at the 25 or receive the kick with the rules as is?
    The second one will be a nightmare of nothing but penalties on bubble screens and sweeps IMHO. I would vote no!
    The fair catch rule is probably ok. Most people aren't going to fair catch close to the 25 unless it's a real high kick with excellent coverage. Heck, a lot of guys still sometimes run it out from the end zone.

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    Re: Fair catch on Kickoff could result in Touchback?

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    Re: Fair catch on Kickoff could result in Touchback?

    I would say "just put skirts on 'em and be done with it", but honestly, I know some girls that are tougher than this.

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