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The NCAA plans to start football season on-time

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It’s almost football time in the Bluegrass.

NCAA Football: Eastern Michigan at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re looking for some good news, I might have some for you. The NCAA’s proposed football fall practice plan calls for an on-time start to the 2020 season.

SI’s Ross Dellenger broke down the process for us, which is scheduled to last around six weeks.

Back on June 1, schools could begin holding voluntary on-campus workouts, with no coaching interaction. Required workouts are different, as athletes can spend up to six hours per week strength and conditioning coaches for weight training and up to two hours per week studying film with coaches.

Those specific activities would lead in to ‘enhanced training,’ which consists of players having 20 hours per week for various practices and training, such as weight training, film, and walk-through practice. There will be no helmets or pads worn during walk-through practices.

The NCAA D-1 Football Oversight Committee is expected to approve the six-week schedule, which depending on when your first game is, calls for an on-time start to the season. Teams that play in Week 0 will get to move their practice schedule up a week, and teams that play their first game on Labor Day weekend will start practice at normal time.

Here’s a calendar breakdown of what it would look like:

Kentucky started their portion of Phase I on Monday, welcoming players back for voluntary workouts, featuring Terry Wilson, AJ Rose, and the entirety of the Big Blue Wall.

Soon.