Editorial

Ohio State Opens Football Facilities On A ‘Limited’ Basis

(Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports - via Reuters)

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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Ohio State has opened up football facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Buckeyextra.com, the Buckeyes opened up the facilities Monday on a “limited” basis for up to 25 coaches and staff members at a time to use their offices during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

People are allowed to enter the buildings for “staggered three-hour stints for three days per week.” Parts of the facilities still remain closed. That includes the weight room and the dining hall.

 

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I know it’s a minor step forward, but it seems significant that Ohio State is bringing back coaches on a limited basis.

It’s a sign that OSU is slowly but surely intent on returning to business as normal for the upcoming football season.

 

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We need football in our lives, and the first step is opening up facilities. As mentioned above, the buildings aren’t entirely open.

Coaches have just returned for staggered sessions in their offices, but it’s a start. It’s certainly better than nothing.

Now, we wait to see when Big 10 teams will start getting practice underway. It’s still going to be a few more weeks at a minimum, but we’re trending in the correct direction.

 

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Even though I hate OSU, I’m glad to see them getting back to business as usual. That’s a win for the B1G and the conference.