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Sport College football players now get up to 4 games without burning a redshirt

20:56  13 june  2018
20:56  13 june  2018 Source:   sbnation.com

The NCAA's Redshirt Rule Change Is a Major Win for Both Coaches and Players

  The NCAA's Redshirt Rule Change Is a Major Win for Both Coaches and Players Todd Berry got a win Wednesday. And it felt just as good as those 57 ‘W’s he amassed on the field as a coach. And it felt just as good as those 57 ‘W’s he amassed on the field as a coach. This was a long, long time coming.

Coaches would like to see players be allowed to play in up to four games and still take a redshirt . The NCAA will now turn the proposal over to the Football Oversight and Student-Athlete Experience committees for discussion and feedback.

College football head coaches want to see rule changes when it comes to redshirtting freshmen. Back in May, Fox Sports’ Stewart Mandel first reported the new rule proposal that, if passed, would allow players to play in up to four games during a season without burning their redshirt years.

a baseball player holding a bat on a field: Spring games have been the closest thing to game action for a lot of redshirting freshmen. Now, more of them will probably get to play in real games© Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Spring games have been the closest thing to game action for a lot of redshirting freshmen. Now, more of them will probably get to play in real games

Division I football players are now allowed to play in up to four games in a season while keeping a redshirt and not losing a year of eligibility. The NCAA previously considered a redshirt burned if a player took the field for a single play of live action in any game.

The NCAA announced the change Wednesday. Miami athletic director Blake James, the chairman of the Division I Council that passed the rule change, explains it:

“This change promotes not only fairness for college athletes, but also their health and well-being. Redshirt football student-athletes are more likely to remain engaged with the team, and starters will be less likely to feel pressure to play through injuries. Coaches will appreciate the additional flexibility and ability to give younger players an opportunity to participate in limited competition.”

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  Wrigley Field could be among 3 new bowls for 2020 Keep ‘em comin’. Bad news for folks who like to complain about there being too many football games available on TV in mid-December: there will probably be more soon. Bad news for folks who like to complain about there being too many football games available on TV in mid-December: there will probably be more soon.

- College football players may get a little more playing time in the not-too-distant future -- even All the while, the NCAA wouldn't be able to burn a redshirt because, say, a backup In these instances, redshirt players could prepare during bowl practices and participate in the game without losing a

There’s a way to reduce the toll injuries take on college football and to fill the gaps created by players protecting their draft prospects. There’s a proposal in the NCAA pipeline that would allow freshmen to play in as many as four games without burning their redshirt year.

The American Football Coaches Association, the closest thing coaches have to a lobbying organization, has been pushing hard for this change over the last year or two. So have a bunch of individual coaches, who have painted it as a win for both themselves and players.

“I absolutely would be in favor of that,” Nick Saban told reporters at the SEC’s spring meetings in 2016. “One of the most difficult things for players is they can’t play at all when they’re freshmen to be able to gain a redshirt year. They all want to play.

This would give them an opportunity to play some and would actually enhance their development to some degree. With the numbers we have right now and the number of games we’re playing, you might be able to play a few more players in some of those games. That would help other players on your team as well.”

Previously, the only way players could play in games and not lose a season of eligibility was if they’d gotten hurt and not been able to play in more than three games.

The NCAA’s general rule that players complete their four seasons of eligibility in a five-year calendar period remains in place.

Hunter Johnson transfers to Northwestern .
Former Clemson QB Hunter Johnson, a 2017 five-star recruit out of Indiana, has transferred to Northwestern. “I’m thrilled to be a part of the Wildcat family,” Johnson said in a statement. “The program that Coach Fitzgerald and his staff have built at Northwestern is phenomenal, and one my family has had the opportunity to get to know and trust. I am thankful to Coach Swinney and the Clemson family for all their support over the past year-and-a-half. My focus now is on doing everything in my power to help this team prepare to compete for a Big Ten West title.

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