The University of Oklahoma is taking a unique approach to make sure athletes are consistently getting meals whenever they want.
They will place food trucks across campus to comply with the new rule established by the NCAA that allows athletes to have unlimited meals and snacks.
Sooners athletic director Joe Castiglione spoke to ESPN about the new idea and what it could mean for college football down the road.
“We don’t have facilities in all the places they would need to be, so the idea is to have a mobile fueling station and perhaps some additional trailers that have refrigeration capabilities that can operate as a prep kitchen of sorts,” Castiglione said.
“I realize the idea was to give institutions the flexibility to do what they want within their means,” Castiglione said. “But it’s now so flexible that schools can provide full meals to athletes at any time, and there will be some schools that will undoubtedly push that envelope. The next thing people will be doing is a comparative analysis for recruiting as to what schools offer more.”
Castiglione fears that the new rule could mean the difference on where a recruit ultimately signs with.
Via ESPN, “Castiglione stresses that the truck is ‘not about largesse or excessiveness’ and more about ‘putting ingenuity to work,’ but does say that he fears the new rule will create an unnecessary competition of sorts.”
It will be interesting to see what crazy idea these schools come up with next.