Or, considering what had transpired in the previous two days, WVU Coach Bill Stewart should have sat down with his staff and operations people the night before the first workout and reviewed everything - everything - about that they were going to do, to make sure all i's were dotted and t's were crossed.
Stewart has coached in college football since 1977 at Salem. He's been a major college assistant at eight schools - including Marshall and WVU - and the head coach at VMI and West Virginia for more than five seasons combined.
Yes, the rules have changed over the years, but he has to know them. It's part of his job. He also has plenty of veterans on his staff - nine full-time assistants paid a combined $1.925 million - who should know what's allowed and chime in.
Mike Kerin, WVU's assistant AD for football operations, has been in the Puskar Center for 30 years, through Don Nehlen, Rich Rodriguez and Stewart. Surely he's seen enough good and bad to know what's what.
West Virginia has no excuse whatsoever for not knowing the rule. The Big East Conference went before the NCAA and proposed a change to the rule in 2007. The petition was turned down in 2008.
Did WVU miss the memo?
After some probing and stonewalling Tuesday morning and early afternoon, WVU finally did the right thing and quit padding its answers.
"We are aware that some players were wearing vests during the first two practice days," said Michael Fragale, WVU's assistant athletic director for communications. "We are exploring further, will declare a secondary infraction, and document it through the appropriate process."
Maybe the people who should do some further exploring are Luck and WVU President Jim Clements.
Maybe the WVU athletics compliance staff should study what they're supposed to know. At least one compliance staffer was said to be at practice Sunday - when the Mountaineers were garbed in violation similar to Saturday.
So, thanks to spider pads, the NCAA web for West Virginia becomes more entangled.
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