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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
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by the football rules committee is a routine step in the process, but also the last opportunity for the proposal to be withdrawn before it goes to the playing rules oversight panel on Thursday.

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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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