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Friday Flakes: Fate of B1G Football Could Be Known In Next Five Days...For Now

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Wisconsin v Ohio State

From Eleven Warriors:

According to a letter sent Thursday to Big Ten athletic directors by commissioner Kevin Warren and Chris Kratochvil, the chair of the conference’s task force for emerging infectious diseases, a decision on whether preseason camp will begin as currently scheduled will be made “within the next 5 days.“

“We will not, and cannot, proceed with preseason camp until we are certain that we can do so safely and that will depend, in part, on testing,” the letter states. “Once we have everything in place to execute our testing protocols effectively, including the appropriate number of tests secured for all fall sports, we can make a decision as to whether preseason camp will begin as currently scheduled.”

The Defensive Line Has Gotten Bigger

Last night on Sports Nightly, Nebraska Defensive Line coach Tony Tuioti was quite complimentary of the physical gains that the defensive line has made this past off-season.

As Michael Bruntz, of Nebraska 247 wrote:

“You’re looking at the roster from last year and we’re longer and bigger than we were last year,” Tuioti said. “They are athletic for their size, they just don’t have the game experience. Just getting a few games under their belt and be able to deal with what happens from game to game, they’ll be good to go.”

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