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    SEC will begin full football practices
    By Robbie Andreu Gvl Sun
    The start of Florida’s preseason football camp, originally scheduled for Friday, has been pushed back to Aug. 17.
    The move is part of the SEC’s new preseason model, which was released by the league Tuesday. The model was developed based on recommendations of the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force.

    The new calendar provides flexibility as needed for COVID-19 issues as well as alleviating some mental fatigue for players who have been on campus since voluntary workouts began in June.
    Starting on Aug. 17, the Gators will practice 25 times over a 40-day period leading up to the season opener Sept. 26. The league is providing players with more days off and fewer practices than permitted by the NCAA.

    Practice time will be limited to 20 hours a week, and the players will have two days off each week until the week before the first game of the season.
    At the start of camp, a five-day acclimatization period is required, with two days in helmets only, two days in shells and the fifth day in full pads.

    Last week, the SEC went to a 10-game conference only schedule, pushing the start of the season back from Sept. 5 to Sept. 26, which has led to the later start day for camp.
    The Gators will be active between now and the start of camp.

    From Friday through Aug. 16, schools are permitted to conduct up to 14 hours per week of strength and conditioning, meetings and walkthroughs.

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    Difficult to see season working amid virus
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    Who would have thought this?
    Who would have thought — even as sports shut down back in March — that we would be here?
    Who would have thought that we would not be talking about the best players in college football, but instead about which ones might opt out of a season?

    Remember all of those times that national media members who don’t understand college football would demand that a potential high draft pick clock out of his season to get ready for the pros? Now, it’s not because of injury, but because of a virus.

    It doesn’t look good for a college football season today. It might look better tomorrow. It might look worse Friday.
    That’s what we’re dealing with — perhaps the most fluid sports story in the history of sports stories.

    On Wednesday morning, UConn called it quits on 2020 and within minutes the Big Ten announced its schedule. And then more than a thousand of its players demanded third-party testing. And then the NCAA issued a list of rules that sports has to adhere to, including a hotline to report schools that are not doing the right thing. And it announced that if 50% of a sport in its division cancels the season, there will be no championships.

    And this was all before noon.
    I know I probably don’t have these in the right order, but they came fast and furious.
    It makes it difficult to be an optimist even when Power 5 schools around the country are announcing zero positive tests. Basically, a lot of schools are in a bubble of their own, but that bubble will break once students start flooding the campuses.

    Connecticut dropping its season was hardly the sound of a shoe dropping. More like a sock. The program was hemorrhaging money and will hardly be missed. Rutgers announced it is going forward, but could easily drop out.

    They are not the reason for pessimism.
    The reason is that it is difficult to see it working.

    It may get started with the Big Ten and ACC cranking up the first weekend in September. The biggest question is whether or not the SEC will ever get a chance to get a game in.
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    No Florida-Florida State game, casualty of SEC’s decision for only 10-league games for 2020
    Robbie Andreu Gvl Sun
    One of the biggest and best rivalries in college football has become a casualty of the coronavirus. At least for this season.

    For the first time since 1957, the 2020 college football season will not include the always intense matchup between Florida and Florida State.
    The rivalry has fallen victim to the changes that have been made due to the threat of COVID-19. Following the lead of the Big Ten and the Pac-12, the Southeastern Conference announced last Thursday it has elected to go to a 10-game, conference-only schedule this fall.

    That means the UF-FSU game, scheduled for Nov. 28 in Tallahassee, is not going to happen. It will end a 62-year run for the rivalry between the Gators and Seminoles.
    “On the disappointing side, (playing) FSU was a priority and because of where the league landed, we’re not going to be able to do that,” UF athletic director Stricklin said on a Zoom call with the media. “I don’t really think that’s where we want to be. We look forward to playing that game every year and had some success in recent years playing it.

    “We were looking forward to playing it again this year. We’re just not going to because of circumstances beyond our control. We’ve got a virus that has changed a lot of things. This is unfortunately one of them. So really disappointed in that.

    “Wish there was a way we could figure that out. But we’ll respect the decision we made as a league and look forward to try to support our coaches and athletes in as safe a way as possible.”
    Stricklin said he’s talked with FSU athletic director David Coburn about the SEC’s decision.

    “He didn’t say a whole lot,” he said.An FSU official said Coburn does not wish to comment on this year’s rivalry being canceled.
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    SEC football return to play plan
    By Blake Toppmeyer/USA Today Network
    KNOXVILLE — It took a pandemic to bring it about, but the SEC is planning to expand its conference schedule — at least for 2020.

    SEC teams will play a 10-game, conference-only schedule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference announced last Thursday. The scheduled start of the season will be pushed back to Sept. 26, three weeks after SEC teams’ previously scheduled openers.

    The SEC has not yet determined how the opponents for the two extra conference games will be decided.

    “This new plan for a football schedule is consistent with the educational goals of our universities to allow for the safe and orderly return to campus of their student populations and to provide a healthy learning environment during these unique circumstances presented by the COVID-19 virus,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said. “This new schedule supports the safety measures that are being taken by each of our institutions to ensure the health of our campus communities.”

    Teams had been scheduled to play eight SEC games and four non-conference games.

    Under the revised schedule, the SEC Championship Game has been bumped back two weeks to Dec. 19 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The schedule will include one midseason open date for each school and an open date on Dec. 12 for all schools.

    The SEC’s presidents and chancellors met virtually last Thursday and approved the schedule change.
    “This is a common-sense approach to starting a football season under incredibly challenging circumstances,” Vanderbilt athletics director Candice Lee said in a statement. “The safety and well-being of our student-athletes remains our greatest priority.”

    A potential shift to a nine-game SEC schedule has been debated for years, which would bring the SEC in line with the Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12, but the conference previously resisted expanding the league’s slate.
    Earlier this month, the Big Ten and the Pac-12 announced a shift to a conference-only schedule amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On last Wednesday, the ACC announced its members would play 10 conference games, plus one nonconference game to be played in the state where the ACC school resides.
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