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The NCAA has recommended a few slight rule changes for the coming college football season. It should be noted that these rule proposals must be approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which is scheduled to discuss proposed football changes April 16.

Until that process is complete and these rules voted on, these rules are not yet official.


The targeting rule on the field will stay the same but one amendment could be coming as the NCAA would like to see players flagged for targeting be allowed to remain on the sideline for the rest of the game. Up until this point, any player flagged for target was removed from the field and escorted to the locker room for some reason.

Duplicate numbers

No more than two players will be allowed the same number on a team. These players may not play the same position and are never to be on the field at the same time. For the first time, the number “0” will be permitted if this rule is passed.

Pregame protocol

Allowing officials to have jurisdiction over the field and players 90 minutes before kickoff. The current rules give officials jurisdiction over the field and players 60 minutes before kickoff.

Instant replay

Replay reviews will only be permitted to take two minutes in order to increase the pace of play on game days.