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Kickoff, change of posession rule changes made

Updated: April 12, 2007, 9:01 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Last season, the NCAA wanted to speed up football games. Next season, it wants more plays.

On Thursday, the rules oversight panel approved two major timing changes that would revert the rules to what they were in 2005 -- stopping the clock on possession changes and not starting it on kickoffs until the receiving team touches the ball.

Some coaches complained the 2006 changes, which resulted in about 14 fewer plays per game, had altered the game too much. Others ...

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