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Multiple college football games already postponed

It’s not the end of the world, but it’s definitely not a good sign.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 09 UTSA at Baylor Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

As the 2020 college football season finally gets underway, hopefully we aren’t already seeing the beginning of a nightmare scenario. Nine games have already been postponed thus far in the early part of the season, the latest being Baylor’s opener vs, Louisiana Tech. It was originally set for September 12th.

Obviously, this isn’t the end of the world as most expected some postponements would happen, but these teams aren’t in a bubble like the NBA and they don’t play everyday like the MLB, so the time needed to make up college football games is in a much smaller window.

Nine postponements through Week 1 is not a good start, especially when one of the teams is the Navy Midshipmen, who just played their first game Monday night. Maybe, Temple is dealing with COVID issues, or maybe Navy just realized they’re a bit behind and the Owls were able to be flexible.

Regardless, the impact COVID will have on this season is already being felt—whether that be through postponements, limited practices, or players having to sit out. Sometimes, even the least-thought about players can have the biggest impact on a game.

We just the other day what happened to Austin Peay when they were down, not one, not two, but their only three long-snappers.

This is a different year for a variety of reasons, some more obvious than others. But it’s definitely not a good sign that we’re having this many postponements this early.

Let’s just hope we get to see a nice, clean (shortened) season from our beloved Kentucky Wildcats. Because nothing is guaranteed in 2020.