Washington defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake takes his players through a drill on the first day of spring NCAA college football practice, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Football: 10-second rule to go up for NCAA approval Thursday
By RALPH D. RUSSO
| The Associated Press
First Published Mar 05 2014 09:28 am • Last Updated Mar 06 2014 04:33 pm
New York • A proposed rule change that would penalize college football offenses for snapping the ball before 10 seconds had run off the 40-second play clock is scheduled to be reviewed one last time by an NCAA committee on Wednesday.
The conference call by the football rules committee is a routine step in the process, but also the last opportunity for the proposal to be withdrawn before it goes to the playing rules oversight panel on Thursday.
If the panel approves the proposal, the rule would go into effect next season.
The proposed change was made to address player-safety concerns held by some coaches who say hurry up, no-huddle offenses that increase the number of plays in games and limit defensive substitutions put players at greater risk for injuries.
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