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Friday Flakes: The Oklahoma Drill Is On The Way Out

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Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated reported that the NCAA is likely going to make some pretty dramatic changes to pre-season football camp including dropping the number of allowed padded practices and increasing the number of helmet only practices.

From the article:

In the latest working model, a 25-practice camp must include at least nine non-contact, padless practices (helmets only). That’s up from the current rule of two mandatory padless practices, which are part of an acclimatization period at the beginning of each camp. No more than eight practices can feature full pads and full contact, up from 21 under the current rule.

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One thing that may never return to college football practices: the archaic head-knocking, one-on-one collision drills. That includes the Oklahoma drill, Board drill and Bull in the Ring. The prohibition on these drills would be year round, barring the exercises completely from college football.

Sounds like the Oklahoma drill, at least the way all of “olds” used to run it is rarely used anyways. I’m young enough that I never experienced the Bull in the Ring drill.

I thought Nebraska used some type of multi-level Oklahoma drill at that open practice last Saturday.


A Challenge

So if the question was which 3 would you put in a museum then you might choose Forrest Gump, Schindler’s List and Gandhi? Debatable.

If the question is that I can only pick 3 from this list for me to watch for the rest of my life and the remaining 37 are to be burned from my existence then I probably go with No Country for Old Men, The Departed...and A Beautiful Mind.

I’ve only seen 26 of the 40 movies. I haven’t seen a single one on the bottom row except Chariots of Fire.


SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS!

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