A school soccer group is taking a online page out of the XFL for its upcoming spring recreation.
Citadel will employ the XFL’s kickoff rule, among others, for the group’s spring recreation over the weekend, head coach Brent Thompson informed the Put up and Courier on Monday.
“The final two weeks I’ve been staring on the XFL, and I essentially loved a pair of aspects of it,” Thompson informed the newspaper. “One thing I adore is the kickoff. In the midst of a spring recreation, you don’t normally make a kickoff, on story of it might per chance well per chance per chance even be a unhealthy play. Nonetheless the manner the XFL does it’s gorgeous come by, and it was once an quite plenty of to compile a uncommon groups play carried out.”
In the XFL, the kickoff is tried on the kicker’s group’s dangle 35-yard line while the the relaxation of the coverage group lines up on the assorted 35. The returning group lines up at its dangle 30-yard line. Play can’t originate up unless the returning group receives the soccer.
Thompson also informed the newspaper they’re going to employ the XFL’s extra-level contrivance, the place the scoring group can have interaction to lunge for one, two or three parts from the 2-, 5- or 10-yard line.
“Now we have our punter (Matt Campbell) also taking part in position-kicker for us, so I thought the next finest thing was once the extra level rule,” Thompson mentioned. “And the more I thought to be it, I mentioned let’s true play a recreation with XFL solutions and the formative years will have fun with it.”
Moreover, the Citadel will allow the double forward pass, giving offensive gamers the choice to throw two forward passes as prolonged as they make not hideous the line of scrimmage.
The Bulldogs performed 6-6 final season and 4-4 in the Southern Convention.