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Sports Illustrated: NCAA exploring OTA's+ 4 week camp to start on time
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It’s not a long shot anymore - college football is on a path to an on-time kickoff.

To cap an optimistic week, #NCAA leaders are exploring a preseason practice plan of NFL-style OTAs & then a 4-week camp that’d be required before teams can begin a season



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Decision-makers are exploring a preseason practice proposal that includes NFL-style OTAs and a four-week camp that would be required before schools can begin their season.



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While this approach may put some early-season games in jeopardy—state orders could prevent some schools from starting practice by early August—officials believe it is necessary for the health and safety of athletes. Though still in the early stages of consideration, the plan is another sign that leaders are moving college football further along the path to an on-time kickoff



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-6 week program starting mid-late July that would include 2 weeks of NFL-like OTA practices

-Followed by a required 4 week program leading up to first game

-If some states are not allowed to start, they would lean to starting the season regardless and cancel those games.

-PAC 12 remains unsettled
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California will fold soon on their stance about not reopening for this


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Will tigerdroppings legend Bill jay be allowed in to watch the scrimmage?


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In layman's terms, how big of a change is this from previous Summer workouts and Fall camps?


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-6 week program starting mid-late July that would include 2 weeks of NFL-like OTA practices

-Followed by a required 4 week program leading up to first game


By my estimates, this would actually put quite the delay to the start of the season.

If the 6 weeks started on July 13th, which seems optimistic based on their mid-late July estimate, 6 weeks ends on August 23rd. Then if you start the 4 week cycle immediately after that it runs from August 24th-September 20th. That's like the first 3 games, gone.

Not sure how that'll fly honestly, 10 weeks of stuff leading up to a late start to the season then the season. Seems like a lot.


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California will fold soon on their stance about not reopening for this


They fricking better, or get left out. I feel like the Pac-12 and California system felt like they could just strong arm the NCAA into following their lead; take their ball and go home approach.

Those soft fricks need to be put in their place. The country is moving on with or without you. Record your conference records as you will, but if you miss an OOC game it will be recorded as a forfeit.


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The dam is starting to break for those DESPERATELY wanting the world to "shutdown" indefinitely. The millions of bodies predicted to pile up at the beginning of this ridiculous episode never materialized and the states that opened up "early" aren't seeing the cataclysmic "second wave" predicted by the experts and hoped for by the Karen's and their equally melodramatic males.

When you keep hyperbolically beating the drum that the world is going to end and it doesn't, people eventually stop taking you seriously. Folks all over the nation are tired of being forced to live in a restricted society and enjoying all the things (human interaction) that makes life worth living. The politicians/media are losing the PR battle and you can see the dam cracking more every day.


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re: Sports Illustrated: NCAA exploring OTA's+ 4 week camp to start on time
How long is fall camp usually?


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By my estimates, this would actually put quite the delay to the start of the season.

Which will encourage schools/conferences to start earlier.


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By my estimates, this would actually put quite the delay to the start of the season.



Little bit better explanation

Because states are at varying stages of reopening, conference commissioners expect schools to begin practices at different times. Some may start at the earliest possible date, June 1, which Wyoming has already announced. Others may not start until deep into July or even August.


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How long is fall camp usually?



If i remember, i think summer condition is 8-9 weeks then 4 weeks of organized practice leading up to Game 1.


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I looked it up and they reported on August 1st last season.

So it sounds like the camp will be the same. What is truncated is the summer conditioning.

I'll be curious to see what changes if the SEC announces that players can return June 1 or June 8 as expected. Seems like they should be able to start the conditioning soon thereafter, so why wait until mid-July?


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I think you are off on this. Total is 6 weeks before game. Not 6 weeks and then another 4. 2 weeks of ota. 4 weeks of camp. Mentions July 18 as need to start date in article


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re: Sports Illustrated: NCAA exploring OTA's+ 4 week camp to start on time
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-6 week program starting mid-late July that would include 2 weeks of NFL-like OTA practices

-Followed by a required 4 week program leading up to first game


By my estimates, this would actually put quite the delay to the start of the season.

If the 6 weeks started on July 13th, which seems optimistic based on their mid-late July estimate, 6 weeks ends on August 23rd. Then if you start the 4 week cycle immediately after that it runs from August 24th-September 20th. That's like the first 3 games, gone.


Pretty sure you misinterpreted this

ETA—-6 week program = 2 weeks of NFL -like OTAs + 4 weeks leading up to 1st game
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I am hopeful, but a couple of things give me pause here. Take the following statement:

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On calls with the White House, Bowlsby says officials have told him that testing nationally will double every month from now on. The Big 12 commissioner estimates that players and staff will need to be tested every two to three days during the season.


How confident are you that this prediction about testing will actually come to pass? This is not an anti-Trump comment; I would be suspicious of any government promise about that dramatic a ramp-up in capacity (we have fallen frustratingly short to this point).

More importantly, when some players and coaches begin to test positive (and they inevitably will), is there a plan to manage that without a freakout that shuts everything down? There should be, but that is my biggest concern. You can be sure that the first positive test for a player will be amplified by media hysteria, and followed by a bunch of virtue-signaling articles about how these big, bad, greedy colleges are forcing players to take their lives in their hands.


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Hasn’t O been doing this since he’s been at LSU?


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Summer conditioning is longer than 6 weeks. I think it’s 8 or 9


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