Thursday, April 12, 2007

Let's Play!

That's the consensus from the NCAA. With an average of 14 less plays per college football game, last year's controversial clock rules shortened the games, but the NCAA has decided they want to let the kids play, too. Today they went back to the "good ol' days" of 2005, when the clock stopped on a change of possession and didn't start on kickoffs until the receiving team touched the ball.

As a college football fan, I believe (for once) the NCAA made the right decision. There's no question the 2006 rules changed the game. However, as an Illini fan, I wonder if the shorter games may have helped our young team hang in there and stay competitive in nearly every game last season. Maybe, just maybe, one of the NCAA's dictatorial efforts actually benefited our team. Never mind -- that's beyond even my imagination.

I fully expect that with a bit more experience under Coach Zook and the confidence they should have built last season, the 2007 Fighting Illini will be fun to watch, and I'm glad they will have those 14 plays back.

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