One of the knocks against Clay Helton last season, even within the athletic dept., was that there was too little discipline inside the football program. So it is interesting that cornerback Jack Jones is missing spring practice to “focus on academics” and is suspended for the UNLV because of a team rules violation.
What does that all mean? I’ve been told Jones was not attending classes during the spring semester and that led to the suspension and spring disappearance. Maybe Helton would have done the same thing a year ago. But something needs to change before next season begins.
And it’s not really that harsh a penalty. Jones will miss the UNLV game. But he will be back for the Stanford and Texas games. Which means he can still repeat as an Associated Press third-team All-American.