Two recommendations for changes to contact and frequency of contact in spring practice advanced to a vote to be held on Wednesday by the Division I Council. Those changes are (From NCAA.org):
- One proposal would limit full contact (tackling to the ground) to no more than 75 minutes in any one practice period that does not involve a scrimmage.
- A separate proposal would prohibit practice sessions that include full contact from occurring on consecutive days.
Clemson typically spread out its allowed spring practice full-contact sessions anyway over a month-plus with a spring break in the middle as well.
Spring guidelines already in place that would be unchanged are (via NCAA.org):
-Practices can be conducted over a 34-day period with 20 hours per week of unrestricted activities. Players must receive one day off per week. -15 on-field practice sessions may be held, with no more than 12 involving contact. -Full contact may not occur until the third practice. -Eight of the 12 contact practices can involve tackling, and no more than three of those eight may be devoted to 11-on-11 scrimmages. -During noncontact practice sessions, headgear may be worn.