Hey, the SEC is interested in a fourteen-week football schedule! What could go wrong?
The football rules committee will meet in February to discuss the possibility further with one of its primary focuses being to ensure that the goals of the student athletes are met without putting them at risk both academically and from a health standpoint.
If camps get cranked up earlier, players could be finishing up summer semesters when things get started up and limit their opportunities to go home between semester breaks and take advantage of the few chances they get to unwind.
From the health standpoint, it’s a double-edged sword.
An expanded season with two built-in bye weeks would put less strain on student-athletes during the season, but if it comes at the expense of a fall camp session that is condensed due to the stated goal of keeping the camp window relatively intact, is that really a net positive?
The P5 will pump that two-bye week feature until the wheels fall off, if there’s an advantage for them to do so. Doing it for the kids always sells, even when they’re really not.