that as long as you did not appear after the first 25% of the games (in an 11 game season second half of third game or with a bowl the entire third game), you could get a redshirt. There may have been a minute limitation.
I like the idea.
In the event of a season-ending injury appearing in fewer games than 25% of the schedule originally, 30% now I believe, you can apply for a hardship waiver to get back the year of eligibility.
There is no limitation on number of minutes.
You can redshirt any year. Brey has redshirted
sophs several times.
I think Ole Miss pulled the RS off of Shea Patterson to play very late in the year after Kelly went down. He played in the last 3 regular season games and the bowl game so he doesn't qualify having played 4 games. But there are certainly times when late in the year it would be nice to be able to play a freshman and not blow his RS, esp in a bowl game.
In conjunction with a greyshirt crackdown they would solve roster depth/management issues for both SEC programs who abuse greyshirts and smaller programs who don't have that luxury.
good coaches who routinely blow teams out. As long as BK is our coach, we still won't be able to build any depth.
If we start a season 4-4 or worse, we can start a bunch of true freshmen who otherwise would have sat the entire year, without affecting their redshirts.