The first weekend of the new XFL is still ongoing, but there are already two ideas that the powers that be in college football should strongly consider embracing from the new league. The first is open transparency in the instant replay process. The second is the new kickoff rule.

In a world where kickoff rules continue to be monitored and adjusted with the idea of player safety in mind, college football rules experts should be keeping track of the new idea implemented by the XFL. Traditionally, special teams units from both teams will be in motion the instant the kicker kicks the football down the field. This leads to violent collisions that have been a focal point for years. The XFL does things differently by lining up every player on the field except the kicker and the kick returner a mere five yards apart from each other. Those players stand in place until the kick returner fields the football, and then the action begins.