ACC to institute collaborative instant replay for 2016 season

Thursday May 12th, 2016

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The ACC will institute a collaborative instant replay system similar to the NFL for the 2016 season, the conference announced Thursday. 

The new system will be used for all conference home games, including Notre Dame’s, throughout the season.

Replay officials in the ACC offices in Greensboro, N.C., will be able to view a feed of games in real-time and communicate with referees and on-site replay officials through headsets. 

“This is another step in enhancing the quality of instant replay within college football,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said. “Officiating remains one of the highest priorities for our league, and our coaches and schools value the opportunity to be state of the art in this area.”

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The use of collaborative replay is experimental for 2016 and will be reviewed before being made permanent moving forward. 

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