The NCAA Division I Football Oversight Committee is working on a plan for the return of college football, and according to a new report, that plan allows the season to begin on time.
Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger shared the details of the six-week practice plan, which is currently being circulated to conference offices and athletic departments for feedback. The committee is expected to approve it on Thursday to send to the D-I Council for a vote on June 17. Barring any tweaks, the plan calls for summer workouts and film study with coaches to begin July 13 for teams whose seasons are set to start on September 5 (teams with season openers in Week 0 can begin one week before). Enhanced training, including walk-through practices with a ball, would commence on July 24 and preseason camp on August 7. You can see the details of each of those phases below.
Phase 1 of UK Football’s return to campus began today, with players who remained in Lexington throughout the pandemic allowed back into the training facility for voluntary workouts. That group includes Terry Wilson, AJ Rose, Landon Young, Drake Jackson, Beau Allen, Max Duffy, the Big Blue Wall, and several defensive stars.
Getting back to football begins today ??? pic.twitter.com/p34dtVtNqg
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) June 8, 2020
Of course, while the plan may be for the season to begin on time, there could be setbacks depending on the virus’ behavior this summer. There is also the question of attendance, which will be determined by state and local regulations. But, this plan is a glimmer of hope, so if you want to read more about it, click the link below.