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Will there be a college football season? Yesterday, it seemed that the universe was aligned against it. 24 hours and unified players, coaches, and fans may have changed all that.

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Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Quickies. Just in case the young among us are wondering about the genesis of the headline, this should help explain:

Now, on to weightier matters.

The craziness of the COVID-19 pandemic never seems to let up, and in no way is college sports exempt. Several conferences have canceled fall sports, and all the talk lately has been about the Power 5 conferences on the brink of canceling football at least. But that seems to be changing.

Going into Monday, the word on the street was that the first domino of the Power 5, the Big Ten, was about to fall and likely take with it almost all of college football for this year. It seemed an inevitable conclusion to four months of hand-wringing and indecision.

But something happened on the way to another coronavirus pandemic casualty — the players and coaches began to make themselves heard. The Big Ten is taking the hit on this right now from the media, the fans, and even President Trump, but my read is that several others were set to follow their example, possibly including the SEC.

The SEC is said to be preparing their decision, and the Big Ten is obviously having second thoughts. the ACC has been the one stalwart among the Power 5, consistently saying that they will indeed have a football season apparently no matter what other conferences decide.

Take it away, Samuel L.:

We’ll see.

Tweet of the Morning

Absolutely right. FIRE’s lawyers are eagerly honing their legal knives to a razor’s edge at the news, I have no doubt.

And:

Can you believe I actually put a tweet by Pete Thamel in the Quickies without derision? I believe that today, hell must be a hockey rink…

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