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College Football Could Get Expanded Replay

athleticbusiness.com — The role of replay review in college football - including the potential use of centralized conference command centers - would be expanded under rules proposed by the NCAA Football Rules Committee. During its annual meeting this week in Orlando, the rules committee proposed giving replay officials more responsibilities on targeting calls, including the ability to make calls from the booth rather than just reviewing calls made on the field.

Expanded replay could be coming to college football

usatoday.com — The NCAA Football Rules Committee strengthened its targeting protocols and gave added protections to non-quarterback ballcarriers in its annual meeting that concluded today. The committee will now require instant replay booth officials to review all aspects of targeting fouls, those infractions when players lead with the head to hit a player above the shoulders.
Feb 11, 2016

Expanded replay—including experimental ‘collaboration’ with off-site command centers—coming to CFB: usatoday.com/story/sports/n… @USATODAYsports

Feb 11, 2016

Expanded replay could be coming to college football usat.ly/1TeJU2A via @usatoday

Jim Harbaugh’s creativity provokes another football rules reaction

usatoday.com — Jim Harbaugh's envelope-pushing tactics are prompting others to call for a rewrite of NCAA rules. The Southeastern Conference is pushing to stop the Michigan football team's planned spring break trip to Florida - to hold several spring practice sessions - before it happens. Michigan's plan is to practice at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Feb 09, 2016

Jim Harbaugh’s creativity provokes another football rules reaction usat.ly/1XgZbzk via @usatoday

Feb 09, 2016

RT @TheFootballFour: Jim Harbaugh’s creativity provokes another football rules reaction usat.ly/1XgZbzk

Feb 10, 2016

An organized spring break activity on someone else's dime? - Jim Harbaugh provokes another football rules reaction usat.ly/1XgZbzk

Big 12 vows unanimity as it continues to study expansion, title game

usatoday.com — IRVING, Texas - In the next few months, we probably shouldn't expect to hear quite as much from Oklahoma President David Boren. At least, not on the biggest topics facing the Big 12. The league's presidents and chancellors emerged from a meeting Friday at the Big 12's suburban Dallas headquarters with a commitment to continue to study expansion, a conference championship game and a conference network.
Feb 05, 2016

Big 12 presidents say they’re unified—or at least won’t be arguing publicly—about the big issues. @USATODAYsports usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @GeorgeSchroeder: Big 12 presidents say they’re unified—or at least won’t be arguing publicly—about the big issues. @USATODAYsports usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Feb 06, 2016

ICYMI: Big 12 presidents say they’re unified—or at least won’t be arguing publicly—about big issues. @USATODAYsports usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

At Big 12 meetings, is no news good news?

usatoday.com — IRVING, Texas - Partially in jest, someone asked Texas athletic director Mike Perrin on Thursday what the headline from the meeting of Big 12 athletic directors should be. Perrin paused for a moment, and then said: "There is no headline."
Feb 04, 2016

RT @USATODAYsports: .@GeorgeSchroeder checks in from the Big 12 meetings with a big question: Is no news good news for the league? usat.ly/1nQME9X

Feb 04, 2016

Column: If the Big 12 is ‘psychologically disadvantaged,’ is it in part self-fulfilling prophecy? usatoday.com/story/sports/n… @USATODAYsports

Feb 04, 2016

RT @GeorgeSchroeder: Column: If the Big 12 is ‘psychologically disadvantaged,’ is it in part self-fulfilling prophecy? usatoday.com/story/sports/n… @USATODAYsports

Feb 04, 2016

RT @GeorgeSchroeder: Column: If the Big 12 is ‘psychologically disadvantaged,’ is it in part self-fulfilling prophecy? usatoday.com/story/sports/n… @USATODAYsports

Feb 05, 2016

ICYMI: If the Big 12 is ‘psychologically disadvantaged,’ is it in part self-fulfilling prophecy? usatoday.com/story/sports/n… @USATODAYsports

How first-year head coaches fared on Signing Day

usatoday.com — When Kirby Smart made a point of saying he's not concerned about recruiting rankings - "I don't even know who the four- and five-stars are," Georgia's new coach said Wednesday during a school-produced signing day show - it was at once cliché and maybe a defense mechanism, too.
Feb 03, 2016

How first-year head coaches fared on Signing Day usat.ly/1SYSrH1 via @usatoday

Feb 03, 2016

RT @TheFootballFour: Next year will reveal more, but here's how the top first-year coaches did on signing day. usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Buddy Hield is having a Steph Curry-like close to Oklahoma career

usatoday.com — NORMAN, Okla. - Late in the first half Tuesday night, Buddy Hield grabbed a defensive rebound and raced downcourt, seemingly intent on driving to score. But near the basket, he turned and dribbled back out - and then suddenly pirouetted again and, in one motion, drilled a 3-pointer.
Jan 29, 2016

Buddy Hield is having a Steph Curry-like close to his college career. @GeorgeSchroeder profiles Buddy: usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Jan 29, 2016

“Did he just do that?” Oklahoma shooting star Buddy Hield has grown into a complete threat: usatoday.com/story/sports/n… via @USATODAYsports

Jan 29, 2016

RT @GeorgeSchroeder: “Did he just do that?” Oklahoma shooting star Buddy Hield has grown into a complete threat: usatoday.com/story/sports/n… via @USATODAYsports

Jan 29, 2016

RT @NicoleAuerbach: Buddy Hield is having a Steph Curry-like close to his college career. @GeorgeSchroeder profiles Buddy: usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

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Does Playoff System Drain Competing Teams?

athleticbusiness.com — Copyright 2016 Gannett Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved Seated next to the College Football Playoff's championship trophy, Alabama coach Nick Saban voiced concern Tuesday about the postseason format and suggested the bowl system and the "national interest" in a playoff might not parallel.

Nick Saban wonders whether bowl system, Playoff can coexist

usatoday.com — PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Seated next to the College Football Playoff's national championship trophy, Alabama coach Nick Saban voiced concern Tuesday morning about the postseason format and suggested the bowl system and the "national interest" in a playoff might not parallel.
Jan 12, 2016

Nick Saban wonders whether bowl system, Playoff can truly coexist usat.ly/1P8hbWd via @usatoday

Jan 12, 2016

Nick Saban wonders whether bowl system, Playoff can coexist usat.ly/1P8hbWd via @usatoday

Jan 12, 2016

RT @USATODAYsports: Nick Saban wonders whether bowl system, Playoff can coexist usat.ly/1ZiO0Wc (@georgeschroeder) pic.twitter.com/wwe3xFfA7T

Jan 13, 2016

George Schroeder of USA Today: Nick Saban says college football needs to get the postseason right: usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Lane Kiffin, Nick Saban and changes for the better at Alabama

usatoday.com — GLENDALE, Ariz. - The ball wasn't even in the air and Lane Kiffin's arms were raised in triumph. He knew what was coming - in a moment, it was Jake Coker to O.J. Howard, touchdown - and maybe we should have, too.
Jan 12, 2016

George Schroeder of USA Today: Nick Saban, Lane Kiffin and changes for the better at Alabama: usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

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Feb 12, 2016

Day before a big game, a lot of folk took advantage of Oklahoma's open practices. Buddy Hield seems fairly popular. pic.twitter.com/o6G5flitLo

Feb 12, 2016

Don’t think Harbaugh recruiting travel mode/costs are unique or unusual among peers. Still fascinating @ByBerkowitz: usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Feb 12, 2016

Ah, February 12, and the long dark winter is over. Spring (practice) blooms @ArizonaFBall. pic.twitter.com/MUCUju01ga


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