Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Should injury reports be mandated in CFB?
By David Ubben
Collin Klein's injury and the secrecy surrounding said injury has ignited some level of debate.
Colleague Jemele Hill weighed in with a column this week.
Snyder's secrecy isn't unlike how a lot of college football coaches deal with injuries. Some coaches have no problem disclosing them, but others fear a competitive disadvantage and prefer to give as little information as possible.
As much as I understand their position, we should be a little bit uncomfortable with a system in which athletes' injury conditions are routinely hidden.
I'm not accusing Snyder of being deceitful, or insinuating that he is putting a chance at a BCS title or Klein's Heisman Trophy chances above his star quarterback's health.
However, let's also not ignore the strong motivation behind keeping a star player's injury quiet.
If college football had a uniform injury policy similar to the NFL's, there wouldn't be as many questions being raised about Klein's injury and, in general, it would be a lot easier to trust that college coaches were operating in the best interests of their players.
Check out the full column and tell us what you think -- should injury reports be mandated in college football?