Clemson gets less practice time than Alabama


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#1 Clemson will have a slight disadvantage with less practice time for their upcoming matchup against #2 Alabama in the National Championship in Glendale, AZ on Jan. 11.

ESPN has reported that the (14-0) Tigers will have to adhere to the 20-hour weekly NCAA rule while Alabama can have unlimited practices and meetings leading up to the title game.

"This is because Alabama's spring semester starts Jan. 13 -- two days after the CFB Playoff title game on Jan. 11 (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET) -- while Clemson's spring semester begins on Wednesday," ESPN said.

Clemson can have unlimited practices, meetings, weightlifting, and required film sessions on Monday and Tuesday but the restrictions will start on Wednesday.

"The Tigers are not restricted by the length of any practices/team meetings until Tuesday, but are limited to a maximum of four hours a day beginning Wednesday, according to NCAA rules," ESPN said.

Oregon had less practice time than Ohio State last season before their title matchup and the Ducks lost 42-20.

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FB Update: Clemson gets less practice time than Alabama
TigerNet News
This kind of stinks, but maybe Bama will wear...
iTiger
since bammer is the 33rd NFL team
Willmo®
Oh please....
Memphis Tiger®
Re: Oh please....
Tigerdug23®
That needs to be changed. Totally unfair.***
92TigerGrad®
it does sound an awful lot like an unfair competitive
ragtop
So when do teams that don't make bowls the
CUAllTheWay®
Re: FB Update: Clemson gets less practice time than Alabama
SCtigergrad78
Re: FB Update: Clemson gets less practice time than Alabama
I bleed orange
the Gumps have the foresight to skew their entire academic schedule for
tiger_swimmer®
Re: the Gumps have the foresight to skew their entire academic schedule for
erm1981
How is this **** not a competitive advantage?!!!
NorthAlabamaTiger
Bama Co-Worker just informed me
ColaTownTiger
I absolutely believe Saban played a role
NorthAlabamaTiger
Re: FB Update: Clemson gets less practice time than Alabama
92TigerJohn
I predict the seniors and leaders of this team
elwyn07®
Re: I predict the seniors and leaders of this team
84OX®
Wont matter
cofctigerincola®
Exactly
Fluxus
Bama will over-prepare and be thinking too much.***
tiger98-02
^^ OH! I see what you did there!!
haynous®
Re: Bama will over-prepare and be thinking too much.***
allorangeallthetime52®
I wonder if the university cancelled classes this restriction would
TigerSilas
So why the heck is the NCAA not making an exception?!
CootTamer
it can't be required per ncaa
MackDaddy®
Clemson semester starts THIS Wednesday??
F7FTigerCat
yes we start wednesday the 6th***
MB93Tiger®
This is a premium load of Bull Shot!
OneJedi
This includes 3 to 4 hours to play a game***
beerman
Thats next week***
IPTAY FAMILY
Same think happened to Oregon last yr
cutiger250®
I don't see this being a real issue...
GotGRR
Clemson should ask the NCAA for an exemption
ClemBert®
Re: FB Update: Clemson gets less practice time than Alabama
MaukaTiger®
This is crap. I thought the NCAA was supposed
TigerzzRoar®
Do teams really adhear to 20 hours?
edoetsch®
I think this actually makes things fair...
greene
Re: FB Update: Clemson gets less practice time than Alabama
tigerag79
So, if the game runs long (after midnight)
tigerag79
Then first 3 days of semester needs to be officially labeled
NC_Tiger_
mountain out of a molehill
IPTAY FAMILY
This is deliberate by Bama
Leadeath
Re: FB Update: Clemson gets less practice time than Alabama
Jessy89
Could violate the 20-hour rule then
Cobbox

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