However, those non-contact periods also allow coaches to, well, coach, and have a little time off.
Stanford coach David Shaw was one of the most vocal against that change. Why not do a better job enforcing it instead?
“There are murmurs and rumors everywhere about who’s doing what. And it’s hard for the NCAA. I know it’s hard for them to catch everybody that breaks every single tiny rule,” Shaw said. “But if something’s wrong, let’s don’t make it right because it’s hard to catch them. Let’s catch them.”
“Too much of the time, we want to put rules in to say, well, since guys are doing it illegally, say calling players when they’re not supposed to call them on a phone that can’t be traced, why then just open it up to everybody? I agree with David totally,” Stoops said. “I think they need to do a better job of communicating with players. If a player says he talked to so and so at whatever time of year, whether you can trace it or not, however he called him, he called me, I talked to him, well, that’s a violation. Have it severe enough to where they don’t want to do it. I don’t think we do a good enough job of that.”
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