If the powers that be reduce the number of contact days to fewer than 10, as the safeguard committee has suggested, I have a feeling coaches will then add a couple of hours of scrimmaging on scheduled contact days.
In the fall we coaches are busy with game preparation and teaching our players whom to block, but in the spring we concentrate on techniques and how to block and tackle. A player who does not know the fundamentals is more likely to suffer or even cause a catastrophic injury. This is the tragedy we all want to avoid.
DON NEHLEN, President
American Football Coaches Association
West Virginia University