College Football Season Could Be Shortened
Is it possible that we could see a shorter football season this year? What if we saw the 2020 SEC championship decided before Thanksgiving? According to the New York Times, Mark Emmert, the president of the N.C.A.A., told congressional Republicans this past Wednesday, June 3rd, that conference title games could be played by Thanksgiving, if needed. This would be done in order to finish the season before a possible second wave of coronavirus could cause games to be cancelled. Emmert does not have the final say over football schedules, but he has been guiding conferences with their decisions. His words are mainly to remind those who are in charge of scheduling of what can happen during a pandemic.
So far, the N.C.A.A. has not officially commented about a shorter season, and Bill Hancock, the executive director of the College Football Playoff, has said we are "planning to play on schedule." The fact is, since this global pandemic, everything seems to change from day to day. One would think that to have an SEC conference title game prior to turkey day, we'd have to drop some non-conference games like the Alabama vs USC game, which is scheduled as the season opener. Hey, I'd bet some Trojan fans would like to skip this one, seeing as how the Tide rolled 52-6 in 2016, and USC's season started like a concrete block tossed off the Lurleen B Wallace bridge into the Black Warrior River. #WildBillShow