"In the winter term - January, February, March - we do have an 8-hour rule," Holgorsen said. "Two of which can be film. That's great. I'd love to see that in the summer."
There are a couple reasons. One, which Holgorsen didn't mention, is to keep an eye on players. The rule insisting on nine weeks away from coaches has good intentions - to give the kids a break - but also allows much freedom to, well, do something stupid.
Most coaches want to be able to monitor not only players' actions, but academic progress, etc.
Holgorsen, though, wants the rule for a more basic reason.
"Because we can't see them in the summer, we can't spend time with them," said the coach. "It's hard to have any relationships."
He says there's a two-step process to solving the problem.
"Get with the NCAA," he said. "And talk."
Sounds like a plan.
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