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Fast-Moving Clock Doesn't Please Meyer

Fast-Moving Clock Doesn't Please Meyer

The NCAA decision to speed up college football games by starting the game clock sooner and more frequently is already having an impact. Saturday night the Florida Gators had just ten offensive possessions against Southern Miss and ran just 59 plays all night. That's ten fewer plays than Florida averaged per game a year ago.

And, according to Gator Coach Urban Meyer the Gators averaged about 14 possessions a game last season. The changes in starting the clock sooner, running the clock during kickoffs and the like struck me as absurd moves when they occurred. The people in charge of television don't like it when games go beyond three-and-a-half hours so they asked the NCAA to do something about it. What the schools...

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