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Sports briefs: NCAA wants to slow up-tempo football
First Published Feb 12 2014 07:00 pm • Last Updated Feb 13 2014 07:33 pm

COLLEGE FOOTBALL • A proposed change by the NCAA rules committee would prohibit offenses from snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds had run off the 40-second play clock, slowing down the up-tempo, no-huddle attacks that have been making defenses dizzy.

The rule would give defenses time to make a substitution without the offense changing players — as is currently required — and with no fear the ball will be snapped before 29 seconds are left on the play clock. An exception would be made for the final two minutes of each half, when the offense could snap the ball as quickly as it wanted.

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