College Football Returning Early In 2020?
Is college football returning in 2020? There appears to be a slight difference of opinion on that.
ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit does not think so.
“I’ll be shocked if we have NFL football this fall, if we have college football. I’ll be so surprised if that happens,” Herbstreit said.
Some disagree with that assessment.
“Just because from what I understand, people that I listen to, you’re 12 to 18 months from a [coronavirus] vaccine. I don’t know how you let these guys go into locker rooms and let stadiums be filled up and how you can play ball. I just don’t know how you can do it with the optics of it.”
Fellow ESPN analyst Rece Davis disagreed with that assessment.
“I’m far more optimistic and more hopeful than Kirk’s quote there at this point. I just think that’s a little bit premature at this juncture while offering the caveat that there is so much unknown out there,” he said. “Kirk’s right based on everything I’ve read in terms of medical experts, in terms of the facts.
“I’m hopeful and optimistic that with so many people working on this that we’re going to have some kind of treatment, some type of break over the next several weeks that will make it far more feasible to have football. At this point, I’m far more optimistic. Might there be adjustments to the schedule? Might things change a little bit in terms of how the business is conducted? Sure.”
When will college football return? Time will tell.