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Buckeyes taking advantage of limited practice time
The Big Ten football season is still canceled this fall — for now. But the Buckeyes are still hard at work, preparing for their next game, whenever that may be.
Ohio State has been going through workouts this week. The Big Ten champs can do 12 hours of meetings and/or drills in helmets and spider pads with coaches on the field right now. But the Buckeyes can’t do seven-on-seven work or go into an 11-on-11 team practice. Ohio State cannot be in full pads or do scrimmage situations.
So, what are Buckeyes doing this week?
Workouts are still voluntary — even though program technically could have required practices starting last week. It's allowed 12 hours for meetings or drills in helmets/spider pads with coaches on field.
No 7v7, 11v11 scrimmaging allowed.
— Austin Ward (@AWardSports) September 2, 2020
A four-hour daily limit is set on what the Buckeyes can do, and they must have two days off per week.
Ohio State has no clue when it will be able to take the field again for a real practice in preparation for a real game. But in the meantime, the Buckeyes are making the most of their limited practice time they have been given.
Multiple scheduling options still available for Big Ten
A few weeks ago, the thought of a Big Ten season in October was not in the cards, especially after the cancelation of the conference-only regular season was said to be final — and commissioner Kevin Warren said it wouldn’t be revisited.
Well, after President Trump’s call with Warren Monday and plenty of other conversations, October is back on the table for the Big Ten. But is that the start date that makes the most sense for the conference to begin football again? Lettermen Row’s Austin Ward has more below:
But as the presidents, chancellors, athletic directors, coaches and medical personnel continue to meet this week, the Big Ten will have Oct. 10 as a potential target date to consider. Multiple sources confirmed to Lettermen Row that early October is believed to be a workable option from the football perspective, and additional sources across the league indicated that it would need to be considered if there is already potential presidential approval for playing in November or January.
The question continues to be raised in deliberations without a clear answer: What actually makes the Thanksgiving plan safer than the winter/spring slate in January? Now there’s a new sibling to that argument since it’s hard to tell how there’s truly any difference between starting games in November or October.
For the full story, click here.
ICYMI: Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters
The panel takes a deep dive into the Big Ten’s lack of transparency and communication. The guys question Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren’s motives and debate whether the Big Ten can come up with a November plan.
Make sure not to miss this huge edition of Lettermen Live hosted by Roosters on Olentangy River Road in Columbus.
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