COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland Terrapins Head Football Coach Mike Locksley on Thursday weighed in on early plans to play the fall football season in the spring.
The University of Maryland is part of the Big Ten Conference, the first of the major conferences to opt not to play during the pandemic.READ MORE: Man Shot, Critically Wounded In East Baltimore Saturday, Baltimore Police Say
Like other leagues, the Big Ten hopes it can play football in the spring, a possibility Locksley addressed in a media call.
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“From the early things that we’ve been able to discuss, I’ve been really pleased with knowing that it’s definitely feasible to do it while also keeping the players’ safety and health in the forefront of it and not playing too many games in one calendar year,” Locksley said.READ MORE: Fort McHenry Celebrates New Citizens, Defenders Day Saturday
Formal practices are off for now, but players may be allowed to work out and meet with coaches once new rules are established on how to proceed.
In the meantime, Locksley said the team will be focused on developing the program and making sure the players are ready for when they can take to the field.
Proposals for spring football include a schedule of 8-10 games beginning in February and running through April.MORE NEWS: Man In Stable Condition After He Was Shot In Face While Driving Early Saturday