August 11, 2018
“The NFL and the NCAA have made a lot of rule changes over the past few years in an effort to increase player safety.
Two-a-day practices are a thing of the past as of last year.
Tackling all the way to the ground is not something many programs practice on a regular basis.
So it shouldn’t be surprising when you show up to OU’s practices only to see most players wearing what looks like the equivalent of bubble wrap around their heads.
The Sooners are wearing football caps as an outer shell to their helmets that absorb contact made by the company Guardian.
For some players, the caps are mandatory. “We have put them on all of the front seven defensively, mandatory, we’ve put them on everybody on offense but our quarterbacks, receivers and of course if guys have wanted it outside of that, we’ve let them do it,” explained Lincoln Riley.” … Read More