Before a recent practice, I dispatched a photographer out to Chaminade. We needed a picture of linebackers Jordan Futch (Miami commitment) and Tarik Rollins together.
As they were about to pose, a member of the school's staff came up to both and told them they were not allowed to participate in the shoot. No, they were not being disciplined for behavior or anything like that. Instead, they were barred from the shoot because of facial hair. What???
Since neither player had a razor to shave, the shoot had to be compromised. Now, they both posed with their helmets under their chin. Members of the football staff apologized for the school's stance but said it was what it was.
So, when you see a picture in the coming weeks of Futch and Rollins with helmets under their chin and think it is a strange pose, now you know the reason.