Clemson gets less practice time than Alabama


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Clemson gets less practice time than Alabama

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