Presentation on theme: "NCAA FOOTBALL RULES CHANGES FOR 2014 Rogers Redding Secretary-Rules Editor National Coordinator of Officials."— Presentation transcript:
NCAA FOOTBALL RULES CHANGES FOR 2014 Rogers Redding Secretary-Rules Editor National Coordinator of Officials
RULES CHANGES FOR 2014 Outline Targeting Fouls: 15-Yard Penalty Erased If Disqualification Overturned Targeting Fouls Without Instant Replay: Halftime Review by the Referee Low Hits on the Passer
TARGETING FOULS NO INSTANT REPLAY: FIRST HALF REVIEW BY REFEREE AT HALFTIME The MIAC and UMAC Conferences have decided not to have a replay system set-up at half time and will not review any targeting fouls during the first half Playoffs only for MIAC/UMAC Crews – Pregame Meeting: Determine Review Location And Single Source Of Video (TV; Internet; Coach Video) – Default Position: Ruling On The Field Is Correct – Referee’s Decision Is Final And May Not Be Appealed
LOW HITS ON THE PASSER ADDITION TO ROUGHING THE PASSER (Rule 9-1-9) Illegal to Rush Unabated And Forcibly Hit “Passer” At Or Below The Knee (Passing Posture) – Includes Roll And Lunge No Foul If: – “Passer” Becomes A Runner – Defender Wraps Up In A Conventional Tackle – Defender Is Fouled Into Or Not Rushing Unabated
KEY EDITORIAL CHANGES Jerseys With Non-Contrasting Numbers (1-4-4) Opportunity To Change Before Game And At Breaks Between Quarters Charged Team Timeout At The Start Of Each Quarter When Wearing The Illegal Jersey Defenseless Player: In Position To Receive A Backward Pass (2-27-12 And Note 2 At 9-1-4)
KEY EDITORIAL CHANGES (Cont.) Players In Bounds and Out Of Bounds Player Is Inbounds If He Is Not Out Of Bounds. An Airborne Player Remains Either In Bounds Or Out Of Bounds Until He Otherwise Establishes Himself. More Than Eleven On Defense: Live-Ball Foul If They Have Not Been In Formation At The Snap See Current AR 3-5-3-V
KEY EDITORIAL CHANGES (Cont.) Targeting Fouls (9-1-3 And 9-1-4) Replace “Initiate Contact” With “Make Forcible Contact” PERSONAL FOULS By Team B On Pass Plays (9-1 Penalty and New 7-1-12) Enforce Penalty At End Of Last Run Unless Pass Is Incomplete Or Intercepted, Or There Is A Change Of Possession During The Down. VIDEOGRAPHER in Team Area Transmission of player of health and safety information
MECHANICS CHANGES FLANK OFFICIALS First Half: HL/SJ Press Box Side, LJ/FJ Opposite Press Box Second Half: SWITCH (Chain Always Stays Opposite the Press Box) HL/LJ Both Attend Pregame Meeting With Chain Crew
MECHANICS CHANGES Change of Possession After any change of possession, the offensive team’s game ball always comes in from the press box side.
POINT OF EMPHASIS MANAGEMENT OF THE SIDELINES Keep The Restricted Area Clear (6-Foot White) While The Ball Is In Play. Allow Coaches To Come Only As Far As The Sideline After The Play To Signal To Their Teams. No Reason For Anyone To Come On To The Field During Dead-Ball Period Unless Allowed By Rule (E.G., Injured Player). – Coaches should not be on the field for excessive celebrations – Officials are expected to enforce the sideline rule
POINT OF EMPHASIS - cont. Protection of Defenseless Player Safety and Medical considerations Officials need to be diligent in insuring the players are wearing mandatory equipment
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