I posted something last year about a disturbing trend in college football recruiting – that secondary violations were becoming something to take a certain degree of pride in as a promotional device for programs.
So I hear an echo in Trooper Taylor’s voice about the NCAA rule change regarding Tiger Prowl.
… [Gene Chizik] was in town Monday to participate in the Montgomery Auburn Club’s annual barbecue banquet. He spent plenty of time answering questions about the NCAA’s latest rule, and Auburn should consider it a badge of honor.
Assistant coach Trooper Taylor indicated as much last week, saying “we must be doing something right” when the NCAA begins restructuring its policies to undermine Auburn enterprises.
On a certain level, I understand the sentiment. But there’s something sort of questionable about envelope-pushing like this, particularly when it sounds like Chizik intends to keep looking aggressively for a new edge and when he cites Big Cat Weekend as a success. Then again, it’s Auburn. What could possibly go wrong?