The NFL is currently discussing whether or not to lengthen extra points. The league is flirting with the idea of extending extra points to 42 yards, instead of the automatic 20-yard chip shot, according to NFL.com.
Should college football follow suit?
Former Clemson coach Tommy Bowden suggested college football rids itself of the extra point altogether, and it would make coaches think after touchdowns – should they keep seven points or do they risk going for eight points with a conversion attempt, missing and getting just six? He laid out his plan in detail here.
NFL extra points are nearly automatic, and they aren’t as automatic in college football, because of #collegekickers. We know college football won’t eliminate the extra point altogether, but could they move it back a few yards and make it a more impactful and pressure packed?
I’m a traditionalist by nature and love the game currently. However, I wouldn’t mind seeing extra points extended longer. I’m not in favor of eliminating them from the game completely, but lengthening extra points would create drama.