The NCAA has passed a rule that allows college football players to play up to four games without burning their redshirt.
Big news folks: The redshirt rule finally passed. College football players can now play up to four games without burning their redshirt. https://t.co/mamrN2h5pm— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) June 13, 2018
From council chair and University of Miami Athletic Director Blake James:
"This change promotes not only fairness for college athletes, but also their health and well-being. Redshirt football student-athletes are more likely to remain engaged with the team, and starters will be less likely to feel pressure to play through injuries," James said. "Coaches will appreciate the additional flexibility and ability to give younger players an opportunity to participate in limited competition."
This is an interesting, and I think mostly good, change.
Update: Also of note, the rule change will be in effect for the 2018-2019 season.