Where things could get dicey is if it happens to high-profile players at critical moments.
"If it happens to a guy who is not a high-profile guy like Karl Joseph, then we probably won't make that big of a deal about it,'' Holgorsen said. "But if it happens in game one in the second half against William & Mary [to a guy like Joseph] and they call it and they eject him and he's not playing [the second game] against Oklahoma in the first half, then people can make a pretty big deal about it.
"The chances of that happening, I think, are probably minimal if we can do our job and get them to understand the rule and teach them the proper technique and what the consequences are going to be and all that stuff. We're going to do our best to educate them. I don't think it's going to be something that we talk about much throughout the year.''
Of course, the new rules aren't simply arbitrary ones to penalize players or teams. The reasoning behind the rule is sound, given the emphasis on safety and concussions in the game.
Still, there comes a point when it can be overblown.
"I'm tired of talking about it, I know that,'' Holgorsen said. "I'm tired of talking about it so much because if you talk about it so much and focus on it so much and we curb their aggression, I'm not going to be very happy. It's football. It's supposed to be aggression. It's supposed to be big hits. That's kind of one thing that's great about the game. I think everybody would agree about that.
"But for safety reasons I understand why the rule is out there and we need to try to make sure we get guys that are not trying to leave their feet and trying to spear people in the head.''
Molina is a walk-on who wasn't scheduled to join the team until rosters can be expanded when classes begin on Aug. 19. But with only 102 players in camp - three short of the NCAA limit - and only one kicker, Holgorsen apparently decided to bring in another. Molina joins Josh Lambert as the only kickers.
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