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    Speeding Up the Game

    Am I the only fan who thinks the manner in which the NCAA has attempted to speed up the game is ludicrous? Rather than start the clock before the receiving team has touched the ball, and letting the clock run during changes of possession, I think there's a better way.
    On out of bounds plays and incomplete passes, why not stop the clock until the ball is marked for play and then start it when it has been marked? This would allow for a more even flow to the game. If there is a problem with too little time allowed for play calling, change the play clock to give an extra 5 or even 10 seconds. These are professional coaches who spend countless hours going over every possibility. They should be able to come up with something in less than 35 seconds. Just a thought.



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    Re: Speeding Up the Game

    It was the worst move the NCAA has ever made.



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    Re: Speeding Up the Game

    Quote Originally Posted by cyingreen View Post
    Am I the only fan who thinks the manner in which the NCAA has attempted to speed up the game is ludicrous? Rather than start the clock before the receiving team has touched the ball, and letting the clock run during changes of possession, I think there's a better way.
    On out of bounds plays and incomplete passes, why not stop the clock until the ball is marked for play and then start it when it has been marked? This would allow for a more even flow to the game. If there is a problem with too little time allowed for play calling, change the play clock to give an extra 5 or even 10 seconds. These are professional coaches who spend countless hours going over every possibility. They should be able to come up with something in less than 35 seconds. Just a thought.
    Why not just quit stopping the clock for first downs.



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    Re: Speeding Up the Game

    Or, they could keep it the way it used to be and not allow TV stations so much time to show commercials. I find it funny that on change of posession, the clock keeps running, but, only after a commercial break. Even when the game is not televised, they still give time for the radio to take a break. On punts or turnover on downs, just don't go to commercial break. Imagine how much time that would save. I am a bit of a conspiracy theorist, but, I still believe this is a way to get more commercials more than a true concern for the speed of the game.

    If I had to make a real choice though, I'd be all for no stoppage on first downs. Then again, that's just the thing that leads to a lot of last minute drives in college football. Whatever it is, it should make full use of most of the time on the clock. I'm definitely against more play clock timie. The thing that bothers me about the pro game is that teams can start taking a knee with almost 2 minutes left in the game.



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    Re: Speeding Up the Game

    Quote Originally Posted by thunderdave View Post
    It was the worst move the NCAA has ever made.
    I couldn't have said it better.



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    Re: Speeding Up the Game

    The Missouri game still took all of 3 1/2 hours...get rid of the freakin' 3 minute long "commercial" breaks!

    I would assume these are for radio since the game wasn't even on TV.



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    Re: Speeding Up the Game

    It's all a money issue. Half our games may not be televised but for the ones that are, more commercials mean more money for ABC, CBS, ESPN, etc. To think that the big wigs involved don't have a say with the NCAA is absurd. It's terrible that gameplay is sacrificed so some TV networks can make more money, but how can we change it now?





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    Re: Speeding Up the Game

    Even if they kept this same timing system, but changed it in the final two minutes of a half so that it gives a little more time to create a more exciting game.

    Watching time run out as a team is trying to line up is not exciting at all. A hail mary into the endzone or a 50yd field goal with 3 seconds left on the clock is exciting.



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    Re: Speeding Up the Game

    I am glad somebody brought this up. This is a terrible rule change, especially the clock running after a change of possession. I think these people just like to change rules to feel important. I think the college football game is a good product and is selling well, so dont change it.



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    Re: Speeding Up the Game

    Quote Originally Posted by dccyclone25 View Post
    Even if they kept this same timing system, but changed it in the final two minutes of a half so that it gives a little more time to create a more exciting game.

    Watching time run out as a team is trying to line up is not exciting at all. A hail mary into the endzone or a 50yd field goal with 3 seconds left on the clock is exciting.
    Do a TIVO. Let them go to three minute commercial. They tape just the plays and skip the in between analyst stufferooney. Then let the old time rules come back in from last year. Simple win-win.


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