Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re at a point in time where we really don’t know when we will get back to our regular lives.
And now we also don’t know if we will get college football in the fall anymore. Penn State Athletic Director, Sandy Barbour touched on the possibility of playing football in the spring:
“If our return fits into a time frame that, we have to do it in a non-traditional time of the year, I think we’ll all look to make that happen.”
So what would this mean? Well it means that the college football season would be running concurrently, which would be honestly be insane, but also, heaven?
The reasoning for a delayed season is that universities will not allow students back on campus until the threat of the Coronavirus is essentially non-existent. No students, means no student athletes.
The delayed season could look a little like what Brett McMurphy from Stadium wrote about. The season would/could be divided over two semesters, both fall and spring, with the College Football Playoff being held in May or possibly even June.
As crazy as that sounds, it certainly sounds a lot better than not having football at all, which won’t just be a major disappointment for coaches, players and their fanbases, but also entire athletic departments that rely on that football money to survive.