I am in favor of all of the changes except the clock rule. Starting the clock after a player goes out of bounds once the ball is spotted instead of at the snap seems like it will rush the game too much. I know they're trying to keep the games as short as possible but I'm not a fan of this change. I do like adding a horse collar penalty and I definitely like getting rid of incidental face mask penalties. There's way too much judgement by the officials the way the current facemask rules work.
If the 2005 changes shortening the number of plays in a game were unacceptable to everyone, why would the new NFL-style clock rules be acceptable? The NCAA is corrupt and beholden to the TV networks, and will keep putting in new rules to get what they want. Look at the average number of plays in a NFL game... they're about 60-70% as much as in college. Ridiculous.
I don't think the spot of the ball will have that much of a difference. If the team is trying to hurry up they will already be on the ball when it is whisteled live... I really like the elimination of the incidental facemask... Seems like we get burned by that quite a bit...
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