NDSU football on board with change to redshirt football rule
FARGO - It's a game changer for Division 1 college football that will have coaches and players adjusting their depth charts.
The NCAA approved a rule change for the 2018 season that will allow a player to play four games in a season and still retain its redshirt status.
The rule for an athlete is that you get five years to play four. In the past, if a player got on the field for even one play, that counted as a full season.
Now under this new rule, a true freshman could play up to four games and still maintain their four years of eligibility.
NDSU head coach Chris Klieman says this is something he's been hoping would happen for a while, and will adjust how they evaluate players not just in fall camp, but throughout the season.