UO Suspends Training Due To Changed Schedule

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NORMAND – University of Oklahoma Head Football Coach Lincoln Riley announced on Saturday night that he was suspending preseason training camp for a week due to a change in the UO 2020 game schedule.Riley, whose team began training camp on July 31 and held their fifth practice today, said his players will be able to return home tomorrow for several days.

The Sooners were scheduled to open their season Aug. 29 against Missouri State, but Riley said the opening would take place in September.

“With this first game postponed for a week or two, it makes sense to spread out our training and give our guys some time. “
Lincoln Riley

“We decided it was best to give our players some time off,” Riley said. “We were able to start camp before the vast majority of teams because our season opener August 29 was the earliest in the country. With this first game postponed by a week or two, it makes sense to spread out our training. and give our guys some time. They have done a great job so far. ”

Riley added, “We are also aware of all the conversations across the country regarding the 2020 season. The added benefit of taking a temporary break from training camp is that it gives us a few more days to monitor those discussions. ”

OU players must return to campus and undergo the COVID-19 testing protocol on Friday, August 14, before resuming preseason training.

The Sooners underwent two rounds of COVID-19 tests last week. All 205 player tests combined produced a positive result. This player is in quarantine.



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