The NCAA’s Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved several rules today, including forcing players who change uniform numbers during a game to report the change to the referee, who will announce it to the crowd.
This is known as the Kiffin rule, because last season USC quarterback Cody Kessler wore No. 35 (used by punter Kyle Negrete) but then switched to his normal No. 6 and played quarterback.
The panel also approved a rule automatically ejecting players who target and contact defenseless players above the shoulders.