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NCAA football oversight committee recommends preseason practice schedule

Another step closer to having college football on time.

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It’s looking more likely by the day that there will be a close to normal 2020 college football season this fall.

Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reports that the NCAA Football Oversight Committee passed a recommendation that coaches can begin formally working with their teams on July 13 in another big step forward.

While the recommendation was passed, it still needs to be approved by the NCAA Division I Council, but that Thamel reports that step is expected to be a “formality.” The recommendation will be voted on June 17.

Here’s what the new adjustments would look like per Thamel:

  • Schools can begin to have access to their players on July 13, which would include strength workouts and coaches engaging in film study with their players.
  • Start with Eight-hour weeks would transition to a pair of 20-hour weeks on July 24, which have been added in part as a safety measure to help get players physically prepared for the season.
  • Training camp starts on Aug. 7.

The Kentucky Wildcats and other SEC programs reported to campus for non-voluntary workouts on June 8.