Latest SEC coronavirus-related policy suspends spring football, puts spring games in jeopardy

University of Alabama photo / Alabama quarterback Mac Jones will have to wait a little longer before spring practice can start for the Crimson Tide.

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Alabama was scheduled to start spring football practice Friday afternoon, unleashing a quarterback competition featuring Mac Jones, Taulia Tagovailoa and five-star early enrollee Bryce Young.

Instead, there was this email sent from Tuscaloosa: "Alabama has suspended spring football practice until further notice, including all football media-related activities. We will provide updates when more information is available."

More information became available when the Southeastern Conference announced that all organized team activities - competitions, team and individual practices, meetings and other team gatherings - for its member schools would be suspended through April 15 due to coronavirus concerns. The league previously announced that all competition was suspended through March 30, but it left spring football decisions up to the presidents, chancellors and athletic directors at each institution.