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Report: Major Changes Coming To College Football Preseason

A general view of The Rose Bowl.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01: A general view of the Rose Bowl Stadium ahead of the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Major changes are reportedly coming to college football's preseason fall camps, according to Sports Illustrated.

Ross Dellenger reported on Wednesday night that the results of a concussion study will spark major changes to fall camps across the country.

"Significant" changes are reportedly coming to several notable drills, according to the report from Sports Illustrated.

From the report:

In response to results from a five-year concussion study released earlier this spring, an NCAA legislative committee is deeply exploring ways to make the annual August camp a safer place, officials told Sports Illustrated in interviews this week. The Football Oversight Committee (FOC), college football’s highest policy-making group, plans to present recommendations soon that will significantly change one of football’s most grueling traditions.

Committee members are considering a reduction of full-padded camp practices (from 21 to eight), the complete abolishment of collision exercises (such as the “Oklahoma” drill) and limiting a team to two scrimmages per camp (lowered from three and a half).

College football programs across the country are currently wrapping up their spring seasons.

The 2021 college football season is scheduled to begin in early September. Teams typically begin their preseason camps about a month before the regular season begins.

You can view Sports Illustrated's full report here.