OU football: Lincoln Riley thinks 15-20 practice will be enough to get Sooners ready for season
It can be hard right now for coaches to plan going forward when so much is still up in the air because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But OU coach Lincoln Riley said that coaches are adjusting and evolving constantly, and he thinks his staff does it well.
He’s hopeful the NCAA and Big 12 will eventually allow for offseason workouts, and he has a pretty good idea of the number of practices he’d need to get his team ready to play.
“If we can have 15-20 practices we can be ready to go play, without a doubt,” Riley said during a teleconference Tuesday afternoon. “Does it mean it would be as good as it was if we had spring ball, all that? I can’t answer that. But I know we can be ready to play and go compete.”
Riley doesn’t know what the coming months will look like. But if practices are allowed in July there might need to be some rules to balance out teams that were already into spring practice before things shut down and teams who had just started, like OU, he said.
“How late is too late to start it,” Riley said. “I don’t know if we can put a limit on that. Just purely the game can be played just about anytime, anywhere.”