I had no idea this was a thing being seriously considered this season.
SEC rules have said that amplified sound and the band can’t be played once the center touches the ball.
Athletic directors have had “robust debate,” whether piped in crowd noise should be allowed to continue then like it would under normal attendance.
“I am a proponent of the crowd noise being played past the time when the center has his hand on the ball because I think our student-athletes and our coaches, they’re used to competing in an environment on the road that has a significant crowd noise,” Yuracheck said. “I think the crowd noise continuing I think is good for your TV audience and I think it just enhances your atmosphere in your stadium.”
Said Georgia associate athletic director Alan Thomas: “A lot of people are looking at, ‘Hey, can we pump in crowd noise?’ Since we have to put it through a sound system do we have to cut that when the center’s hand touches the ball or will they allow us to continue that?”
Fake juice is better than no juice at all, I guess.