SEC pushes back start of fall practice to August 17

Ruben Hill
August 5, 2020

Florida went on to beat Virginia in the Orange Bowl.

On Tuesday the conference announced its teams will not begin practicing until August 17.

The league's new date for teams to begin practice is August 17, it announced Tuesday.

The new calendar, which the conference says was developed based on recommendations from the SEC Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force, provides for a total of 25 practices with a limit of 20 hours per week of practice time starting on August 17.

Starting on August 17, the Gators will practice 25 times over a 40-day period leading up to the season opener September 26.

Since July 24 players have been permitted to participate in up to 20 hours of those activities each week.

Due to the pandemic, last week the SEC announced that the 2020 season will consist of 10, conference-only games. Practices are limited to two days in helmets only, two days in helmets, two days in partial pads and one day in full pads.

The Gators will be active between now and the start of camp. During that stretch, coaches were allowed six hours of work with a football, six hours of film and meetings, and eight hours of conditioning.

According to the SEC: "Beginning Aug. 17 and until the opening game, schools are allowed 25 practices with a limit of 20 hours per week of practice time".

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