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Notre Dame football now has the NCAA recommendations on how to start fall camp

We have dates and hours now

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Now that Brian Kelly has given a more specific outline to how the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will operate as players begin to return to campus, the NCAA oversight committee passed its recommendations for football camp schedules.

The details:

  • Vote to make official will come on June 17.
  • 8-hour weeks start as early as July 6 for Week 0 teams.
  • Start on July 13 for everyone else.
  • Two 20-hour weeks start July 24.
  • Typical two weeks camp start Aug. 7.

The 20 hour weeks will be broken down as; 8 hours weight-training, 6 hours walk-through, and 6 hours of meetings.

Now that the Irish are no longer playing in week zero, their start time can be as early as July 13.

What isn’t clear here is how Notre Dame will move forward with these guidelines. The 2 week camp that can start on August 7, for example, clashes with the start of classes at Notre Dame on August 10. How will the football program even come close to a camp setting with their roster taking classes? There will be online learning options for almost all of the students, but how will this work?

The often celebrated (and rightfully so) academic support staff with the Notre Dame football program will definitely have its work cut out for themselves.