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2020 Team Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by OhioState001, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Spring football at Ohio State is off for at least for the next three weeks.

    The Big Ten announced Friday that “all organized team activities have been suspended until April 6, 2020, and will be re-evaluated at that time.”

    As a result, Ohio State – which already canceled the spring game on Wednesday due to the coronavirus outbreak – will also be unable to continue with spring football practices, at least for now.
    Ohio State was originally scheduled to return to the practice field on Tuesday after a week off for spring break, but now, the Buckeyes' on-field preparation for the 2020 season has been put on hold.

    Should the Buckeyes be unable to resume spring practices, it creates an unexpected challenge for Ryan Day and his squad, as they now lose 12 crucial practice sessions to develop as a team and evaluate their progress going into the summer. It will leave the Buckeyes with plenty of unanswered questions going into preseason camp, and cuts short the opportunity that many of the team's younger and less experienced players had to prove they're ready to play and make a move up the depth chart this spring.

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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  3. Buckeye1

    Buckeye1 Senior

    So if they can’t work out in OSU’s facility, wouldn’t the athletes be exposed to more possible thread going to public facilities to work out??
  4. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    As long as the liability isn't with the school they don't GAF.
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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    I'd imagine fall camp may be extended to compensate for the shortened spring practice.
  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    New CDC recommendation effectively ends any chance of spring practice for college football teams starting back up

    Thanks to the coronavirus, a new reality has slammed headfirst into college football. Again.

    Because of the spread of COVID-19 in this country, Power Five conferences such as the Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 had canceled all spring sports, which included spring football. The other two college Power Fives, the ACC and SEC, had suspended spring football until at least April 15 for the latter and until further notice for the former. On top of that, the NCAA has halted all face-to-face recruiting, either on-campus or off, until mid-April.

    Sunday evening, however, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ratcheted up the stakes as the agency issued a statement in which it recommended that all gatherings of 50 or more people be canceled or postponed for the next eight weeks. Such a timeline would take us through the middle of May. At the earliest.

    Boiling it down, any flicker of hope that spring practice in college football will resume has been extinguished.

    Below is the full update from the CDC:

    Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities. Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings, and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities but also by individuals.

    Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.

    Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene, and social distancing. When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.

    This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning, or businesses. This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus. This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.

    Coming out of this crisis, whenever it is, certainly begs the question as to what the NCAA will allow college football teams to do to prepare for the start of the 2020 season. Summer practices on top of workouts ahead of the start of summer camp? An extended summer camp?

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  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Re: The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life in a way few of us have ever experienced, and as government and health officials continue to guide us through the storm, sports fans in general are left in a void without their favorite teams suiting up this spring.

    Well if you are bored, here's a good article to read:

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  10. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Gyms are typically being closed now, and the potential for virus transfer via bodily fluids is pretty high when weight machines and other equipment are used by perspiring athletes.

    I expect workouts to cease fairly soon.
  11. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Given the resources at OSU's disposal I think they'll be able to keep lifting.

    This virus is actually quite easy to kill on surfaces it seems. Might have to spread out or only have a few guys at a time kind of thing but I bet they find a way for the show to go on.
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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    There are no sports on which to wager your hard-earned money on anytime in the near future, but if you're a true degenerate feeling the withdrawals, you can go ahead and lock in some action on some games that are still a few months out, including 25 percent of Ohio State's regular season slate.

    You'll be shocked to hear this, but the lines for all four Buckeye games look like candy to this homerific blogger.

    -1.5 against Penn State? Please. Ohio State is a blocked field goal away from winning eight-straight in that rivalry too and last year's matchup should have been a mauling.

    -2.5 against Oregon is free money. They tell me Autzen ain't no joke, but restocking your entire offense and then playing the Bucks in week 2 ain't a recipe for success.

    -12.5 is absolutely disrespectful. The closest Nebraska got to competence this year was when they a few offensive plays from the 1940s. I'll pose naked if the Huskers play within two scores of Ohio State in Columbus.

    Michigan is obviously Michigan.

    So go ahead and parlay all of them. Shit, it's safer than the stock market right now.

    (Bonus: Alabama is going to grind LSU's bones and make bread).

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  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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