The Fisher Law Firm Friday Q&A: Linebackers, the Florida State Basketball Game and More

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1) Given that the NCAA allows teams to scrimmage another opponent in men’s basketball, do you think the NCAA should revisit that policy for football and allow teams to scrimmage one opponent for their Spring Game? The NCAA could even allow schools to do a home-home Spring Game series so each team gets to play a Spring Game at their home stadium. Are there any changes you would like to see made to the Spring Practice period? – VTHokie2000

Chris Coleman: I don’t have a problem with a preseason scrimmage in the month of August, as long as fans took it with a grain of salt.  NFL fans don’t take the preseason seriously, and neither should a college football fan take a college preseason game seriously.  But I’m not 100 percent convinced that would be the case.

I could only see the board reaction when the Hokies threw a couple of picks and lost a scrimmage to Maryland, all because Justin Fuente wanted to hide what his real offensive playbook looks like in the days leading up to the Florida State game.  I think it would be more trouble than it’s worth.

In the end, would a preseason scrimmage change anything?  Everybody would do it.  It’s not like it would provide a competitive advantage to anyone.  So in the end, we’re right back to where we are now.  In fact, I’d say that