Chris Conley was posed questions by the media this week regarding the new targeting rule, and if it is reflective in the high scoring shootouts going on not only around the SEC, but across the entire national college football landscape. “From a receiver’s standpoint, yeah i like it,” Conley said regarding the targeting rule. “Nobody can take my head off.”
With scores in the SEC looking more like the Big 12 shootout games many have come accustomed to, Conley gave his take on if the inability for a defender to light up an unsuspecting receiver is translating into scores like 44-41 and 49-42.
“The SEC has been such a defensive conference, and the challenge has been to get the offenses to play at the level of these defenses,” Conley said. “A lot of these offensive coordinators have been challenged by that over the past years, and these teams have been trying to step up their game and we are starting to see some of the fruit of that.”
Conley goes on to talk about how the offensive players may not be getting the respect they deserve this season, as the media has been so focused on trying to find out what is different about the defenses across the league instead.
“Some of these players are tired of their teams being looked at as a defensive football team, or as a defensive football conference,” Conley said. “Some of these offensive players want some recognition too.
Chris Conley comes off as being one of the most level headed, better spoken players in college football. The entire interview can be seen below: