Potential proposal on CFB calendar calls for earlier start to season, per report
A potential proposal could change college football’s calendar to allow for an earlier start to the season and other important details to the college football schedule, per Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger.
The new calendar would impact the season and how programs are able to handle offseason protocols. The proposal will allow schools to recruit high school juniors off-campus. The new proposal would also change when high school seniors can take part in early signing day.
News: Commissioners’ proposed 365-day football calendar calls for earlier start to season (Week 0), shifts up bowls, pushes back early signing date, permits off-campus contact with juniors & creates new dead periods, per documents obtained by @SINow.https://t.co/YQcRGsTblr
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) September 21, 2022
Based on the report, the early signing day period would be pushed back five days to the third Monday in December. For 2022, the early signing day period would take place on Dec. 19, 2022. In 2023, the early signing day would be on Dec. 18, 2023. Another part of this proposal would enforce a dead period over Memorial Day Weekend.
These changes would impact the recruiting process, as well as current college football players. There could be a change in how teams are able to participate in early season games. Up until this season, teams needed a waiver to play in Week 0, which is 1 week before the official start of the season. This alteration could make it permissible for teams to play in Week 0.
The proposals for college football would provide a new concept of recruiting and scheduling for most FBS programs.