Thursday, February 14, 2008

Recruiting, Playoff changes and Rules changes

David Coulson of the Sports Network discusses how FCS teams did in recruiting.

It appears that the NCAA is going to allow 20 teams in the FCS Playoffs shortly.

The NCAA also is working on rules changes for 2008, which includes banning the horse colllar tackle. Another article on the rules changes here .

Uh-Oh! One of the rules changes is that there will be a yardage penalty for sidelines control. Was there a game in 2007 that we did not get one of those flags?

The changes in the playoff numbers will probably help the CAA. With 20 teams, it would be highly unlikely that a 8-3 CAA team would be left out-----as happened to UMass in 1993.

UPDATE: Some comments by Rivals staff about the proposed rule changes.


Anonymous said...

Don't forget the '86 team that was left out, Co- Yankee champs that year..


UMass74 said...

Yes, the '86 team was a good one. Three losses. One to Delaware, one to Holy Cross (the Crusaders were at the top of their game in that period) and a loss to UConn.