B1G allowing coaches to have virtual instruction with players
The B1G is allowing coaches to have virtual instruction with players while all organized team activities are suspended during the public health crisis. Tom Dienhart of Gold and Black Illustrated was able to confirm the news on Monday.
Dienhart tweeted out that, like the SEC, Big 12 and Pac-12, the B1G is allowing players and coaches to meet virtually for instruction. That includes coach-player meetings, film study and other things while players and coaches continue to work from home. It was not previously clear whether or not the conference was allowing this type of communication.
In case anyone was wondering, Big Ten schools can virtually coach their players like those in the SEC, Pac-12 and Big 12. I have confirmed this with two sources today.
— Tom Dienhart (@TomDienhart1) March 30, 2020
According to Dienhart, teams are not permitted to meet more than two hours per day and no more than eight hours per week. Those were the rules handed down from the NCAA during this time.
Obviously, it’s not a complete substitute for the absence of spring football, but it is a way for teams to work together and keep in communication while they are away from campus. With the NCAA permitting this kind of interaction, it’s hard to imagine all conferences would not adopt this policy.