The NCAA will consider moving to a centralized replay review system after the controversial ending to Saturday’s Duke-Miami game, NCAA officiating head Rogers Redding told Fox Sports’ Stewart Mandel.
The NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB all have central replay command centers where reviews are conducted in games all around the country. The NCAA’s current model relies on replay officials situated in the stadium’s press box to review calls.
Redding said that while he has discussed changing the replay model with conference officials, “In the big picture, the replay process is in good shape.”
Redding added that the large scope of college football (128 FBS programs) would make it difficult to institute a single replay center.
Miami beat Duke on Saturday after a kick return touchdown with no time remaining that saw the Hurricanes lateral the ball eight times before crossing the goal line. Replays showed that one runner’s knee was on the ground before he passed the ball, but the touchdown was upheld on review.
The ACC announced Sunday that the officiating crew from the game has been suspended for two games after the conference determined the crew made four errors on the play.
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