View Full Version : CAA believes five years of football eligibility makes sense

06-29-2011, 05:01 PM
06-29-2011 09:10 PM

Colonial Athletic Association football teams are allowed to take 56 players to road games.

James Madison coach Mickey Matthews says that number seldom is reached, except early in the season.

“We don’t have 56 healthy bodies to travel,” he said. “Most people on this level are going to play on Saturday with about 47 or 48 guys.”

Increasing those numbers, both on the road and at home, is a major reason the CAA is proposing legislation that would allow Football Championship Subdivision athletes to play five seasons instead of four, starting in 2012.

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