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Illustration for article titled Youre Seeing A Lot Less College Football Than You Used To

If you're not familiar with it — or just have better things to do than keep an eye on arcane NCAA offseason rule changes — you might not have been aware until Saturday about Rule 3-2-5e, which was imposed on the NCAA by television stations because the games were running too long.

Essentially, the rule changes the way the clock runs — in between possessions, for example, and all the way through kickoffs — and, according to calculations, it has actually shaved more than 18 plays a game off what you're paying your (possibly) hard-earned cash for. Basically, there are 18 snaps that have just vanished.


Not surprisingly, lots of fans are plenty displeased, and they've now started, which aims to force the NCAA to come to its senses already and stop being a slave to television. Though, frankly, if you're a Tennessee California or Colorado fan right now, you probably didn't miss those 18 plays too much.

Rule 3-2-5-E Still Sucks: 18 Plays A Game [EDSBS]
First Hard Data On 3-2-5-e: 18.32 Plays Lost [The Wizard Of Odds] [Official Site]

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