Tennessee coach Butch Jones isn’t afraid to try something new if it can improve college football. The latest innovation regards improving instant replay in the SEC, and Jones is all for it.
Under the new rule, officials located at league headquarters will assist on-field replay officials when any play goes to a booth review. The SEC joins the ACC as the two conferences that have implemented such a rule. Jones believes it will help with the accuracy of calls.
“I like it,” Jones said, according to GoVols247.com’s Wes Rucker. “It’s all about getting it right. There’s gonna be so many checks and balances within that. We’ve been a program that has been through trials and tribulations of instant replay, and it’s cost us sometimes. So to be able to get it right, that’s what it’s all about.”
Jones is exactly right. It might make the games longer and it’s rather obvious that college football games don’t need to be extended by any means. But it’s also imperative that officials make the correct calls as often as possible. Adding some extra help on those incredibly crucial calls will only benefit the sport.