The Official Forum  

Go Back   The Official Forum > Football

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Sat Nov 09, 2019, 03:27pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 13
Shifting 2 Running Backs Formation at the Same Time

I need to shift 2 of my running backs at the same time from one formation to another. My QB works from under center. I know I can shift them to a different formation but, my questions are, what is the latest time I can shift them without it being a false start or illegal shift? Can my QB be under the center when the shift occurs? Do I need to alert the Head Official of the shifting method before the game?
The reason I am asking is, the need to shift my horse from one side of the formation to the other side as defenses are loading the side he normally runs to out of base formation.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Sat Nov 09, 2019, 08:57pm
Chain of Fools
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,583
After a shift, all players must pause for at least one second.
It doesn't matter where your QB is.
It doesn't matter if you tell us as most officials should know what a shift it is.

Make sure your QB doesn't call for the snap until all his players are set. That will make sure most shifts are legal.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Sat Nov 09, 2019, 09:43pm
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 13
Thanks, this confirms my thought process on this matter. I asked about informing before forehand only because I've been coaching a long time and on the rare occasion I have seen some hinkey calls go against me when I knew the interpretation by the official was wrong. I've been wrong in the past as well, thus this leads me to asking for clarification.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Umpire shifting? jwwashburn Baseball 4 Sun Aug 09, 2015 08:54pm
Running time sitch bainsey Basketball 30 Thu Apr 09, 2015 06:16pm
Shifting gears, NFHS/USSF bainsey Soccer 21 Wed Sep 19, 2012 02:03pm
Time limit - -when does clock start running Tap Softball 46 Tue Jul 03, 2007 08:13am
Running the endline after a time out ref18 Basketball 8 Mon Dec 27, 2004 09:26am


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47am.



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0 RC1