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College Football could add a ‘Lynn Bowden Rule’

There’s a recommended college football rule change that appears to be directly linked to Lynn Bowden.

No, this rule change not does not deter wide receivers from playing quarterback. This proposed change appears to stem from what happened on the field prior to the Belk Bowl.

There were no repercussions from the shot Bowden landed on the Virginia Tech Hokie prior to kickoff. The punch landed so early that officials could not enforce a penalty for his actions. The new rule proposed would extend the officials’ jurisdiction from one-hour to 90 minutes before kickoff.

The Belk Bowl altercation would have just fallen inside this window. It’s certainly fair for us to describe this potential rule change as the “Lynn Bowden rule.”

There are a few more significant rule changes that all college football fans will like if approved.

— Players who are ejected for targeting will not have to leave the field of play. Instead of being escorted to the locker room, a player called for targeting can remain on the bench.

— Duplicate numbers will no longer be allowed. Players could previously share numbers if they were never on the field at the same time. If passed, the NCAA will allow players to wear the number ‘0’ to give teams an extra option.

— The NCAA Football Rules Committee recommends that replays last no longer than two minutes.

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel will consider and vote on the rule changes April 16.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

8 Comments for College Football could add a ‘Lynn Bowden Rule’

  1. We Hang Banners
    5:17 pm February 28, 2020 Permalink


  2. Matt10
    5:20 pm February 28, 2020 Permalink

    I propose a rule change whereby if the play clock expires but the officials miss it, the error can still be corrected. I can think of a few more that might actually make sure the best team won.

  3. ukkatzfan
    5:44 pm February 28, 2020 Permalink

    As long as there is a time, the time can still be too short.

  4. runningunnin.454
    6:46 pm February 28, 2020 Permalink

    They antagonized him on multiple occasions; just a little pop on the jaw, nothing serious…I think the guy lived.
    But he has his own rule…cool.

  5. Wade
    7:52 pm February 28, 2020 Permalink

    I love it… Lynn said your all talk vt, just a little jab to say hello

  6. Collie
    8:19 pm February 28, 2020 Permalink

    The “come see bout it” rule.

  7. michaelb
    9:22 pm February 28, 2020 Permalink

    They didn’t do anything to Lynn because the videos from insta were extremely harassing. Not to mention his and others cars got broken into – u can assure that info came from the side … I think they took everything into consideration and let Lynn slide , I’m so glad too cuz it could have went the other way