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    The 2020-21 College Football Thread: Alabama Unleashes Bold Familiar Flavor on CFB !!

    Just speculation so far.

    Kirk Herbstreit would be Ďshockedí if college football is played this fall

    https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsport...treit-shocked/

    In the midst of the growing coronavirus pandemic, Mack Brown earlier this week expressed concern about whether or not the college football season would be played as scheduled. Whether it would be a partial season. Or no season at all.

    ďThere is a fear of Ďwould we have a season?í ĎWould we have a partial season?í ĎWhat does a partial season mean,íĒ North Carolina head coach said. ďThere is a great concern because of the remedy that comes in with football.

    ďThe biggest problem is youíre not sure when it ends, and we canít get those answers at this point.Ē

    Compared to one prominent college football personality, Brown is downright optimistic.

    During a radio interview Thursday night, Kirk Herbstreit was asked about the prospects of teams taking the fall this season. According to the ESPN television personality, he would be ďshockedĒ if it happened.

    ďIíll be shocked if we have NFL football this fall, if we have college football. Iíll be so surprised if that happens,Ē Herbstreit stated, by way of TMZ.com.

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    tag: let mack announce covid-19

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    Yeah the rubes that love football the most are costing themselves a football season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Gossett Jr View Post
    Yeah the rubes that love football the most are costing themselves a football season.
    You are the rube that cost us all a great message board.

    Jagoff.

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    Ed Orgeron did a coronavirus press conference with the LA governor last week.

    Football coaches could play a very important role in getting the word out. They are high profile representatives of academic institutions who can be very effective messengers.

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    Skipping a season is really gonna screw up OOC schedules.

    Also, you'd think the NCAA would have to expand rosters for a year or two, but that cost would just be passed to the institution.

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    So, probably a dumb question, but why couldn't you have a college football season that started in January if need be (if that's really the earliest time that it could be started)? Plenty of time in the remainder of the academic year if it can't get started at its usual time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayo View Post
    So, probably a dumb question, but why couldn't you have a college football season that started in January if need be (if that's really the earliest time that it could be started)? Plenty of time in the remainder of the academic year if it can't get started at its usual time.
    Good question. It would mess with the NFL schedule but why couldnít the NFL start in January if necessary. Both are too lucrative to give up just because of the schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayo View Post
    So, probably a dumb question, but why couldn't you have a college football season that started in January if need be (if that's really the earliest time that it could be started)? Plenty of time in the remainder of the academic year if it can't get started at its usual time.
    Let me guess - you've never attended a late November game in places such as Blacksburg or Boone. Weather in January becomes a huge consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tagsfan View Post
    Let me guess - you've never attended a late November game in places such as Blacksburg or Boone. Weather in January becomes a huge consideration.
    Clearly theyíd have to change up the schedule due to weather. Some teams wouldnít be able to host until March. Some teams would have to give up conference home games to get them back next year. Some Big Ten games would need to be moved to neutral sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tagsfan View Post
    Let me guess - you've never attended a late November game in places such as Blacksburg or Boone. Weather in January becomes a huge consideration.
    Or places like Nebraska, Minnesota, Michigan, Colorado, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tagsfan View Post
    Let me guess - you've never attended a late November game in places such as Blacksburg or Boone. Weather in January becomes a huge consideration.
    I mean, if the options are not have a college football season at all or play some cold games in January and February, are we really canceling the season due to weather? Rejigger the schedule to minimize the cold games or find some neutral site options indoors. Heck, you could wait until February to start and have it end in May (by not having the ridiculously long layoff between conference championships and playoffs starting). The large majority of the early-season slate is a waste of time anyways with the P5 beating up on all of the Bethune-Cookmans of the world. But not even considering it due to weather would be embarrassing.

    When sports return (when being the big question obviously), the schedule of seasons just isn't gonna be perfect. There's gonna be overlap with other leagues, etc. That's just the reality of the situation.

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    DM: "If you people will just stay at home for real, I'll take that $8 million for my buyout."

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    Interesting. Everyone's getting tired of the Big 12 getting a slot in the playoff, just so they can lose, but this article offers some insight into what other conferences are allowing this spring, while Riley gets his excuses ready.

    Lincoln Riley says Big 12 teams at disadvantage compared to other P5s in wake of coronavirus

    https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsport...f-coronavirus/

    Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley has expressed his concerns about how the Big 12 has handled things so far, suggesting it puts the Sooners and every other Big 12 team at a disadvantage.

    ďOur conference has been more stringent on it,Ē Riley said in a radio interview with KREF on Thursday (according to a Norman Transcript report. ďSo that hasnít been a positive in that it hasnít really been an equal playing field.Ē

    Riley made note that coaches in the ACC, for example, have been able to stay in somewhat direct communication with their players through the use of video conferencing technology. The ACC has also allowed for players to receive gear for training through the mail, while the Big 12 has not yet made that option available. Coaches in the Big Ten have also been able to hold conference video calls with players during this abrupt stoppage in spring.
    The SEC is reportedly set to offer football instruction via remote technology, according to 247 Sports. In addition, the University of Florida is looking to endorse regulation of what a program is allowed to provide players with respect to nutrition.

    ďNutritionally, right now the biggest thing we have in place is the education,Ē Florida strength and conditioning coach Nick Savage told 247 Sports. ďOur job is to coach them, teach them, show them, educate them, all those things. Now behind the scenes weíre working on a few things that weíre trying to get accomplished, but obviously weíre waiting to hear back if itís all approved and things like that.Ē

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    All I really care about right now is the Wake Forest - Notre Dame in Charlotte in December and having a big tailgate and getting wasted with my friends.

    Also, hope the world gets over this pandemic so it all goes down as planned.

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    Silver lining to lack of practice is Newman not getting a ton of practice time in a new scheme.

    Silver lining to no season is Newman not getting to play at UGA.

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    Silver lining to lack of practice is Newman not getting a ton of practice time in a new scheme.

    Silver lining to no season is Newman not getting to play at UGA.
    I mean to each his own, but are you actively pulling for Newman to fail? Iím happy for the dude...He has a hell of an opportunity to prove heís a top tier QB. He also played VERY good football for us in the short time we had him. I canít bring myself for cheering against one of our own.

    I had some issues with Tabari transferring because he wouldíve played a lot of snaps for us...But Newman made a bold, medium risk, high reward move. I wish nothing but the best for the guy.

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    Right. The powers that be arenít giving up all that money because itís cold in some places.

    I think you could see the NFL temporarily relocating the Bills, Pats, Bears, and a few others to Orlando, San Antonio, San Antonio, San Diego, Oklahoma City and such.

    College football would have to figure something similar out with neutral site games. But none of that matters is classes are all online for all of 2020-21.

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