When Ohio State will begin walkthrough practices, fall camp
There are still plenty of questions regarding the upcoming college football season, but dates have been set for when Ohio State will start its walkthrough practices, as well as fall camp.
While talking on the Bishop & Laurinaitis Show on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, OSU athletic director Gene Smith said that the Buckeyes will begin their walkthrough practices this Friday. Fall camp is then scheduled to begin on Aug. 7.
Smith stated that he’s not quite comfortable with Ohio State beginning contact practices in the near future, but is hopeful that will come by the time fall camp starts in a few weeks.
“When we move into practice Aug. 7, I’m not there yet,” Smith said. “I don’t have a comfort level there yet. But I do relative to what we’ve done in the voluntary workout space, what we’re gonna start doing July 24th when we start walkthroughs, I feel really, really good.”
The B1G still hasn’t released its revised, conference-only schedule yet, so it’s unclear when the actual 2020 season will begin. But fall camp scheduled to begin on Aug. 7 is a good sign regarding the season moving forward — at least for the time being.
Smith also acknowledged that, while there are still a lot of unanswered questions, moving the season to spring or cancelling entirely hasn’t really been in the conversations just yet.
“It’s a moment of uncertainty,” Smith said. “I think everyone that works in the industry and everyone who’s paying attention understands that there’s a lot of moving parts, and that we just need to be patient and allow our experts around this virus to continue to do their work and give us guidance, so that we can make some leadership decisions.”
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