Gus Malzahn, brave defender of the status quo, touches the last base in opposing the downfield lineman rule change.
“Scoring will be down. You’re not going to see teams scoring as many points, and when it’s getting harder all the time to get fans to come to games, is that something that college football wants?”
I dunno. I kinda enjoyed it when Georgia held Malzahn’s offense to seven points.
Seriously, I figured that was coming. And it touches on a nerve. There’s some point when you cheapen the ability to score so much that it debases the game. I’m not saying we’re at the point – although I don’t doubt there are plenty who would say otherwise – but arguing that the more pinball action to the game, the better doesn’t give me the warm and fuzzies, either.
Besides, I thought you were Mr. Creative, Gus. Surely a little setback like a rule change won’t be an insurmountable block for a guy with your offensive vision. Even if you only finished fourth in the conference in scoring last season with the rule the way you like it.