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Florida State football, recruiting news: NCAA adds new set of rule changes ahead of 2016 season

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On Wednesday, Florida State offensive lineman Alec Eberle was named a nominee for two national awards related to high levels of community service, the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team and the Wuerffel Trophy watchlist.

At SEC Media Days, Bill Hancock, the executive director of the College Football Playoff, admitted that there is consideration to move the CFP semifinal matchups off of New Year's Eve.

Cyd Zeigler, a high school and college football official, addresses the rule changes that the NCAA has made to college football ahead of the 2016 season and the impact that they may have.

1. Coaches can now be ejected (Rule 9-2-6)

We've seen it in college basketball and other sports for years: a coach gets out of hand and gets sent home early by a referee. Yet in NCAA football, coaches were immune from unsportsmanlike conduct ejections.

Not anymore.

The NCAA Football Rules Committee has brought football in line with other intercollegiate sports and increased the accountability a coach has in maintaining decorum. Just as with a player, a coach is now disqualified if he collects two unsportsmanlike conduct fouls during a game.

He can yell and scream and storm onto the field once and stick around until the clock hits zeroes, but he's skating on thin ice.

Will officials pursue this action? That's yet to be seen. College football officials are trained to work with the coach and cater to his needs. Previously, officials could throw unsportsmanlike conduct fouls on the head coach and assess 15-yard penalties (though they rarely did even that). But will they actually eject a coach? The situation would likely have to be dire.

Recruiting

Kyriq McDonald, a 2017 three-star cornerback, included Florida State in his newest top seven list which he unveiled on Twitter Wednesday night.

Alumni

There seems to be something to the report that former Seminole and current Buffalo Bill Karlos Williams showed up to mini camp out of shape, at least according to this picture.

Other Sports

Our own Michael Rogner broke down the recently released non-conference schedule for the FSU basketball team.