Chris Dufresne

Does college football need injury reports?

No more deception

Teddy Greenstein

Chicago Tribune

Absolutely. Especially after USC's Lane Kiffin made a fool of himself last week by suspending a beat writer for (correctly) reporting that a Trojans kicker had undergone surgery. Kiffin ignored his own policy, which was to punish media members who report an injury while observing practice. Surgeries don't take place during practice, so Kiffin apologized. Now he needs to apologize for having his team unprepared to play Stanford.

By introducing an NFL-style injury report, coaches could worry more about coaching. And players would no longer be encouraged to deceive the public. And, most...