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Will Muschamp Sees College Football Adopting 1 XFL Rule

Generic view of the XFL's kickoff.

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 15: A general view of the opening kick-off of the XFL game between the DC Defenders and the NY Guardians at Audi Field on February 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

The XFL officially kicked off over three weeks ago. After three weeks, the league appears to have some staying power, unlike the last time Vince McMahon tried out the professional league.

Football fans from around the country have been satisfied with the league given the fact that the NFL doesn't kick off for another few months. The XFL offers fans a unique look at football, as the league has several different rules than the NFL.

Perhaps the highlight of every game is the XFL's kickoff, which takes a significant departure from the NFL. Fans have loved what the XFL is doing with the kickoff and it could make its way into other leagues.

One college football coach thinks the XFL-type of kickoff will be in the collegiate game soon enough. South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp spoke with reporters about the potential rule change in college football.

"I think the kickoff may be where we’re headed," Muschamp said. "I think it’s an interesting new approach. It keeps the kickoff in the game and eliminates some of the collisions we are worried about."

In the XFL, the kicker is situated at the 30-yard line. His coverage unit, however, is on the opposing 35-yard line while the return team is mostly lined up at their 30 yard line - just five yards apart.

Players from both teams are not allowed to move until the returner touches the ball.

As the NFL and NCAA work to avoid significant injuries - especially head injuries - adopting the XFL kickoff rule would make the game much safer.