NORMAN – Football team head coach of the University of Oklahoma Lincoln Riley announced on Saturday night that he would take a week off from pre-season training camp due to a change in the OU’s 2020 schedule.
Riley, the team that started training on July 31 and held the fifth training session today, said his players will be able to go home tomorrow in a few days.
The Sooners were scheduled to open their season on August 29 against the State of Missouri, but Riley said the opening match will now take place in September.
“With the first game being delayed a week or two, it only makes sense if we disseminate our practice and give our boys some time.”;
– Lincoln Riley
“We decided it was best to give our players a break,” said Riley. “We can start camping in front of the vast majority of the teams because our season’s opening day on August 29 is the earliest in the country. With that first match being pushed back a year or two. week, it only makes sense when we disseminate our activities and give our guys a bit of time. They have done so well so far. “
Riley added, “We’re also mindful of all the chatter across the country regarding the 2020 season. The added benefit of temporarily leaving the training camp is that it gives us a few more days to keep up. follow those conversations. “
OU players are expected to return to campus and go through the COVID-19 test on Friday, August 14 before resuming pre-season practice.
The Sooners went through two rounds of COVID-19 testing last week. 205 player matching tests gave a positive result. That player is on quarantine.