On Wednesday, the NCAA got it right. After tabling a proposed change to the current redshirt rule in April, the powers that be at the governing body of the NCAA re-visited the suggestion this week at the Division I Council meeting in Indianapolis, electing to pass a provision that would allow football players to participate in up to four games without losing a season of eligibility.
This change still allows athletes five years to complete four seasons, but allows for a grace period for injuries, unforeseen circumstances, or, in some cases, allows coaches to get a read on young players in specific circumstances without it costing them an entire season of competition.
In a press release provided by the NCAA, council chair Blake James, the AD at Miami said:
“This change promotes not only fairness for college athletes, but also their health and well-being.

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