North Carolina coach Larry Fedora is not happy about an NCAA Football Rules Committee proposal that would limit how quickly a college football play can began. Here’s the story.
Fedora during an interview earlier today called the proposal “absurd” and he mocked the assertion that the rule change would be in the name of player safety. Several other coaches who believe in an up-tempo philosophy, like Fedora, have blasted the proposal.
You can read the story above. Here’s a more complete Q-and-A with Fedora:
And again, I can’t speak for everyone, I just know that to push this under play safety – because this is a year that rules aren’t supposed to be changed. The only way you can do it is through player safety. And again, I would have to see some evidence to prove. Now if you’re just going under the assumption that if you play more plays you have more chance for injury – I agree with that. But if you’re going to say this is under player safety, but we’re going to do it in the last two minutes of the game, well then are we saying we’re not concerned with player safety in the last two minutes of the game? I mean, come on. I just don’t get that.
Hey – let’s propose, I think you’ve got more chance of players getting hurt if the opposing team has too many five-star players on it. So let’s just say one team can only sign two five-star players on its team. How about that? You know, or that all linebackers, when they’re going to blitz, they’ve got to raise their hand so that everybody knows that they’re going to blitz – so we have less chance of somebody getting hit. I mean, to me it’s absurd.