2001 Replay Rules
(The 2001 Instant Replay rules, will be the same rules used during the 1999 and 2000 seasons)
Coaches receive a maximum of two challenges per game.
When a challenge is desired by a head coach, the coach will either "Page" the referee by clicking a mechanical device on his belt that sends a signal to a device that acts like a pager to the referee; or if the pager system fails to work, the coach may throw a red flag onto the field.
If the team challenging has no time-outs, they will not be granted the challenge.
All challenges that remain as they were called on the field, will charge a time-out to the challenging team.
All coaches challenges may take place during any part of the game except for the last two minutes of each half and during overtime; in this case, the challenges will be granted through the replay booth only.
Referee Duties during a challenge:
The referee has the entire decision on if a play will stand or overturned.
During the entire challenge, the referee has a maximum of 90 seconds to review the play.
As soon as the 90 seconds are up, the monitor's screen, which is stationed on the sideline, will automatically shut-off.
All plays that are goal lined, end lined, side lined and passing plays may be challenged.