Earlier Wednesday, Hokies defensive coordinator Bud Foster said that coaches would explore the possibility of fining players in such a fashion, according to Norm Wood of The Daily Press.
A Virginia Tech spokesman offered a clarification to ESPN’s David Hale:
After the comments created controversy on social media, Babcock told the Associated Press in a text that the potential use of such fines “will be stopped immediately.”
The NCAA’s Power 5 schools voted in January to allow schools to offer scholarships that cover the full cost of attendance, awarding stipends to cover things such as transportation. The exact value of the stipend is dictated by federal financial aid guidelines, but is expected to average about $3,000.
- Dan Gartland