FED rule change questionaire

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  1. Herdcyclones

    Herdcyclones Varsity
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    Got an email today from the Association, as an official, to a link to the Fed asking how rule changes went this year. As they do each year, they ask about potential rule changes for the next year. Had 8 of them, here they are, with my opinion.

    Instant replay in the regular season---Hard no

    Allowing a passer to save yards by throwing beyond the neutral zone if outside the free blocking zone. I think this would match the rule in higher levels of football--- definite yes

    Allowing numbers, logos, etc on mouth guards--I don't really care, so yes

    Allow spikes from shotgun--yes

    Giving automatic 1st down to offense for defensive pass interference.--No 3rd and 26 and get an auto first down for a penalty 12 yards downfield? Hard No.

    Auto 1st down for defensive personal fouls and unsportsmanlike conduct---a weak yes

    Ability to shorten halftime, by agreement of both coaches, if a weather delay was within 3 minutes of halftime.---yes

    Eliminate free blocking zone in shotgun--yes
     
  2. Hwkfn1

    Hwkfn1 Freshman
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    I wish they would clarify a hurdle penalty. We had too many instances this year where it was a complete judgment call. One time it wasn't called and the next time it was. I think it is very tough for officials to call. If the defender is standing up- hurdle. If the defender is attacking low, no hurdle.
     
  3. areukiddingme

    areukiddingme Freshman
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    The throwing ball away out of "pocket " for high school QB is a no brainer , every other level you can , but High School kids are suppose to take a hit
     
  4. Reasoned

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    How about IR in semifinals & finals?

    Offensive holding 10 yards from previous LOS?
     
  5. Herdcyclones

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    Instant Replay actually was approved in the playoffs last year by the Fed with a state option. I don't believe Iowa adopted it yet tho.
     
  6. DawgPoundGreat

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    I dont like auto first down on pass interference but for unsportsmanlike definitely.
     
  7. dtk913

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    The current pass interference penalty is bad. Pass interference in the endzone is not a first down. So for instance if it is 4th and goal from the 6 and a defender is beat he can interfere and the worst that happens is it is 4th and goal from the 3. I know for a fact that teams coach their defenders to play that way to take advantage of a bad rule, as they should.

    I would like to at least see a change where if a first down can not be gained then pass interference will give the offense a first down or if the interference occurs past the first down marker then it is a 10 or 15 yard penalty from the previous spot and a first down. This would eliminate the reason for a defender to interfere because he is beat.
     
  8. MepoDawg#

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    If pass interference occurs in the end zone with line of scrimmage inside the 20 then it should be half the distance to the goal and first down every time.
     
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