It has been hinted at and seemed possible for months maybe even years, but the NCAA finally changed the redshirt rule for college football, now allowing players to appear in up to four games while still being able to redshirt. Before we dive into what this means, let me just say this is a phenomenal change. The NCAA has not always done right by student athletes, but they knocked it out of the park here. This was a rule players, coaches, and fans all wanted.
You can read more about it here.
So, what does this rule change mean? Well, it will help incoming freshmen with their development because they can actually play in games instead of riding the pine all year and only playing on the scout team. This will likely help them be more engaged in practice because they can actually experience the speed of the college game in a limited capacity.

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