Excellent piece by Steve Wieberg in USA Today today. Or tomorrow. Or whatever, shoot, it’s online now.
Point being, there is indeed talk about rolling back some of the speed-up changes foisted on us by the big-money level of college football.
Voting at the recent AFCA convention overwhelmingly called for the speed-up rules to be rescinded. One quote from the story was especially telling:
“Some of them even said they played games in two hours,” says Adams, a former supervisor of officials for the Western Athletic Conference and secretary-editor of the rules committee since 1992. “One coach called me, and he was almost in tears. He said, ‘I’ve got 70 guys on my squad, and they work their fannies off all week and I can’t get them in the game.’ “
Thank you! This was a ridiculous rule change that cost student-athletes opportunities in Division III in 2006.
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