Fall football camps are expected to undergo major changes, with a 50 percent reduction in full-pad practices and abolishment of collision exercises, such as the famed Oklahoma drill, according to Sports Illustrated.
USC has started some spring practices this month with the Oklahoma drill in an effort to make practices more intense.
You would think Mike Bohn, who last week said his athletic dept.’s focus “remains on being the most student-athlete centered program in the country,” would have abolished the drill given the concussion study was made available to colleges in February.
There will also be only two scrimmages allowed instead of the current 3.5.
The changes are based on a five-year concussion study funded by the NCAA and U.S. Dept. of Defense.