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SEC relaxes rules, allows two hours a week of virtual coaching

Hey, some good news!

NCAA Football: SEC Media Day Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

The SEC has decided to allow coaches to conduct a couple hours a week of virtual training. From 247sports:

2. Required virtual film review, chalk talk, etc. that does not include physical activity shall be permissible. Any required activity of this nature shall be limited to two (2) hours of activity per week in all sports, shall be scheduled in accordance with the institution’s established Time Management Policy, and shall not interfere with required class time for online instruction. These activities may not include a review by or live monitoring of film/video of a student-athlete engaging in workouts or physical activity occurring after March 13, 2020. Institutions may not suggest or require a student-athlete to make film/video of his/her workouts or physical activity available by other means (such as social media).

The entire memo is copied at the link, but this is the only substantial change. This should be seen as good news, as they probably wouldn’t be taking these steps unless they thought football would be played in the fall.

A key point is that this is a SEC decision. Everyone has focused on what the NCAA will do, but the conference may have autonomy in the fall based on the decisions of local governments. In other words, if y’all stay home right now, it might mean the difference in whether we get SEC football in a few months.

Stay home.

Roll Tide.