Report: Purdue starting spring football practices this month
Jeff Brohm apparently wants to get an early start on spring practices in West Lafayette.
Tom Dienhart of Black and Gold Illustrated reported on Thursday that Purdue plans to begin spring football practices on Friday, Feb. 19. Those practices will not be open to the public or the media according to the report, likely because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Each spring, teams have 34 days from the start of their spring season to complete 15 practices. That will be the rule again this year, though the NCAA is likely to allow an extension on that 34-day limit if a team must pause due to COVID-19 related issues.
Spring football practice will start for #Purdue on February 19. All practices will be closed.
— Tom Dienhart (@TomDienhart1) February 11, 2021
Last year, most spring seasons were cut short — or were not even started in some cases — because of the pandemic. Everyone was sent home from campus in spring, which sidelined plenty of spring practice plans.
Right now, it’s unclear whether or not Purdue will host a spring game.
The Boilermakers finished the 2020 campaign with a 2-4 record. The team ended the year losing its final four contests after opening with wins over Iowa and Illinois.