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Rules Committee Tackles Kickoffs (Again)

For the third time since 2007, the N.C.A.A. is recommending an alteration to college football’s existing kickoff rules. The first change, five years ago, moved kickoffs back from the kicking team’s 35-yard line to the 30 in an effort to create more returns; more returns, more excitement. The second change, in 2010, attempted to make returns safer for both the kicking and receiving teams by eliminating the wedge blocking scheme. Having created more returns, the N.C.A.A. now wanted to make them safer. The rule change proposed yesterday would combine the general purpose of the two earlier adjustments: more offense, but with an even stronger emphasis on player safety.

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