Trevor Lawrence went on the record saying he wanted to play college football this season.
But here’s the thing: College football might not have a season in 2020.
“In the next 72 hours college football is going to come to a complete stop,” one source told Forde and Dellenger.
“It doesn’t look good,” one Power-5 conference athletic director told ESPN.
The news comes after commissioners of the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC — aka the Power 5 conferences — held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the outlook for a college football season and fall sports. Ultimately, it seems as if the resolution will be to postpone the fall sports calendar until 2021. And if it happens, it could be a landscape-shifting moment for amateur sports. But we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. Because there will likely be much to unfold if that’s how the cookie crumbles.
It has been a wild summer news cycle on the college sports scene. UConn and Morehouse announced cancellations of its respective football seasons. The Mid-American Conference was the first FBS conference to postpone fall sports. And by doing so, pushed #MACtion to the spring of 2021. A handful of notable college football standouts have opted out of playing this season. Tack on a full-on postponement of college football as part of a stoppage of fall sports and it’s a huge deal.
We’ll continue to follow this story as it develops. Because whatever happens with college football will impact the NFL at some point down the line. So we might as well be ready to tackle it.