Riley, whose team began training camp on July 31 and made his fifth practice today, said his players would be able to go home for several days tomorrow.
The Sooners were scheduled to open their season Aug. 29 against Missouri State, but Riley said the opener would now be sometime in September.
“With that first game gone a week or two behind, it only makes sense to spread our practices and give our people some time.”
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“We decided to give some time to our players,” Riley said. “We were able to start camp before the vast majority of teams because our August 29 season opening game date was one of the earliest in the country. With that first game a week or two behind, it was only to spread our practices It makes sense. And give our people some time. They have done a great job so far. ”
Added Riley said, “We are also looking at all the conversations happening around the country in relation to the 2020 season. The added benefit of a temporary breakdown from training camp is that it allows us to keep an eye on those negotiations See you for a few more days. ”
OU players are scheduled to return to campus and undergo COVID-19 testing protocol.
Sunnis tested two rounds of COVID-19 last week. 205 combined player tests produced a positive result. That player is under quarantine.