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Who’s ready for some football (camp)?!? NOT SO FAST!

In news that should surprise exactly NO ONE given what’s going on around us, the official start of the Tigers’ football camp, and for all SEC camps, has been delayed until... [insert ominous music here] August 17.

Here’s the SEC’s release in its entirety:

The Southeastern Conference today announced adjusted dates for preseason football activities for SEC schools with the first allowable practice now scheduled for August 17. The new SEC calendar provides student-athletes with more days off than required by the NCAA and fewer practices than permitted by current NCAA rules.

Last week the SEC announced its intention to begin the 2020 season on September 26 as it continues to monitor developments around COVID-19. The original start date of September 5 would have allowed for preseason football practice to begin August 7.

In the revised SEC preseason football calendar, from August 7-16 schools are permitted to conduct up to 14 hours per week of strength and conditioning, meetings and walkthroughs.

Beginning August 17 and until the opening game, schools are allowed 25 practices with a limit of 20 hours per week of practice time. A five-day acclimatization period is required, with two days in helmets only, two days in shells and the fifth day in full pads.

Schools will be required to provide student-athletes a minimum of two days off each week until the week before the first game of the season.

I honestly don’t have much to add to this. It sounds like the SEC is doing what they think is best and safest for everyone involved while still playing actual football. When the start date of games was moved back last week, it seemed like only a matter of time before the start the camp also changed. It’s just not safe right now, as teams all over the country are halting activities in lieu of positive tests. While obviously, the safest thing to do is not play football at all, I really don’t WANT that to happen. As all of us at Rock M have said since this whole disaster started, we’ll just have to wait and see.

In the meantime, here’s some sweet tweets from Mizzou Football.

I hope (as does the football team) that you exercised your civic duty and voted (if you had an election to vote in, that is).

On to the links!

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