Article in USA Today discusses giving players 5 seasons of eligibility to help reduce injuries. Jimbo Fisher is quoted extensively in the article (I take it w/ a grain of salt that it's Fisher and look at the idea for what it is...and I actually think it's a good idea): http://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...ll-coach-jimbo-fisher-jameis-winston/9007949/ Fisher thinks if players were given five seasons of eligibility, it would serve two purposes: Help younger players develop and reduce the pounding veteran players take, particularly with a season that has increased to 12 regular season games and a College Football Playoff that will require a national champion to play two physically demanding games in a two-week span. “(A freshman) isn’t ready at the beginning of the year, but you have to make that decision (to redshirt) by Game 5 or 6,” Fisher said. “Maybe by games by eight, nine or 10 he’s developed himself to go in there and give you 10, 12, 14 plays a game. “At the end of that season when those freshmen are ready to play and can help you on special teams or get 10 reps a game, it takes the pressure off a guy who’s banged up and bruised up. The longer you go in these seasons, the more you have to look at those things as a health issue.” ---------------- It's not a bad idea. If there's a break away from the NCAA and the Big 5 conferences create their own "NCAA" I'd like to see them go back to 88 or 90 scholarships. Not sure if this would impact Title IX. But the reduction to 85 scholarships in the late 80's has definitely led to more freshman playing...and likely more injuries.