Imagine this-- you're chilling on the balcony of your rented Panama City Beach, Florida condo, looking down at the sandy shores below. You notice a group of college students gather in a massive group and wonder what's about to go down.

It's not a fight, a summoning circle, or some kind of rap battle-- it's an Oklahoma Drill, a banned football practice drill that's found new fame among Spring Breakers.

What is an Oklahoma Drill?

An Oklahoma Drill is a full-contact drill utilized in football practices. During an Oklahoma Drill, a defensive player and an offensive player run straight at one another, simulating the blocking they'd see in an actual football game. The drill is named after the Oklahoma Sooners, the first to incorporate it into regular practices.

Why Were Oklahoma Drills Banned?

The National Football League banned Oklahoma Drills in 2019, citing safety concerns. That means players no longer run this full-contact drill during NFL practices.

What Do Oklahoma Drills Have to Do with Spring Break?

College Kids + Spring Break + Football-- you do the math. As Spring Breakers gather on the beach en masse (and consume a few beers or more), they're looking for a way to keep the party going.

Students often share video footage of Oklahoma Drills, with many videos racking up thousands of views.

Seeing 50 or more students circling on the beach might confuse the uninitiated. In a recent TikTok, one Panama City Beach visitor shared her bewilderment upon glimpsing an Oklahoma Drill in progress.

"I don't know what the kids do when they get into those circles, but this one just formed," user @jeanettecraig said. Commenters quickly explained that she'd captured video not of a brawl but of a group gathering for an Oklahoma Drill.

Are Oklahoma Drills Dangerous?

The drill is deemed too dangerous for the NFL, so one can only assume the risk factor increases exponentially when it's played on uneven beach terrain. Students aren't wearing pads or helmets, and injuries often occur; in fact, one Oklahoma Drill injury along the shores of Rhode Island resulted in a lawsuit.

Anyone who participates in an Oklahoma Drill should do so at their own risk.

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Jimmy Buffett sure knew how to live the good life. His former 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 4,039-square-foot mansion in the exclusive Eden Properties neighborhood in Palm Beach is exactly the kind of laid-back home you'd expect the superstar to relax in when he was off the road.

The interior centers around a combined dining and living room with eye-popping vaulted ceilings topped off by skylights, while a massive wall of mahogany-framed sliding glass doors looks out over the pool area outside. The kitchen is decorated in gleaming white, and each of the bedrooms has its own attached bathroom, while the massive master suite also has sliding glass doors that open to both the pool and a bathroom that looks like it belongs in a high-end resort.

The exterior of the house is just as striking, centered around a sparkling pool of deep cobalt blue. The pool area features plenty of lounging, and a loggia just outside the living room offers open-air dining. There are lush gardens, brick paths that walk through elaborate pergolas and a fountain. The property also features a two-car garage with a guest suite overhead, and it offers deeded access to the beach nearby.

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Luke Bryan listed his 4,600-square-foot beach house for sale in December 2022. The stunning Florida mansion includes four bedrooms and bathrooms and comes furnished. The master bedroom overlooks 95 feet of water frontage, but if you don't want to descend all four floors to get there, you can absorb the warmth of the private, heated pool. This Santa Rosa Beach property is on sale for $14.6 million, among the most ever for a country star's house.

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