NCAA looking at who makes instant replay calls

The NCAA plans to study whether the on-field head official should be in charge of overturning calls via instant replay instead of a replay official in the press box.

The yearlong study was requested by Big East commissioner John Marinatto, whose league is in favor of following the NFL’s style of replay reviews instead of the system currently in place in college. While each conference has its own set of rules regarding replay, every league leaves the decision on replay reversals to a technical adviser or official away from the field. The NFL puts the control in the referee’s hands.