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College Football Season On The Brink

We’ll know more Tuesday but it’s not looking good.

Duke v Clemson
CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 17: Kendall Joseph #34 of the Clemson Tigers jumps onto a pile of players during a defensive play against the Duke Blue Devils at Clemson Memorial Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina.
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Things in college football seem to be rapidly coming to a head. All of this is happening at the same time: the Corona-19 pandemic, a sudden movement by players to organize, the Big Ten is expected to announce a decision to postpone play until spring and the PAC-12 is expected to announce a decision Tuesday also. The SEC and ACC apparently are not as keen on postponement or cancellation while the Big 12 is somewhat fence sitting.

All of this puts the coaches, particularly in the Big Ten, in conflict with their university presidents and the players, in some places, in conflict with both.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump tweeted his desire for a football season, but the university presidents, not unreasonably given liability laws, are worried about legal issues and, at least we hope, the long-term health of the players.

All of this is likely to come into sharp focus in the next day or so so keep an eye on the news. It’s going to be a wild ride and leaving the universities, coaches and players out of it for now, what will the fans have to say if football isn't happening?

Things should get very interesting in the next couple of days. Very interesting indeed.