After speaking with ADs, commissioners, 247Sports ranks 'preferred options' for 2020 season
The 2020 college football season is still up in the air as we face uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are some positive signs of returning to normal lately.
Still, there are some things that need to be answered before the college football season can go on, and no one knows for sure at this point what will happen.
Speaking with a number of ADs and commissioners and other college football power brokers, 247Sports got a sense of the preferred options for the 2020 season:
1. Start the season on time.
2. Delay the season by a month or two but still play a full schedule in the fall and early winter.
3A. Delay the season by a month or two, cutting the non-conference schedule.
3B. Start the season in the spring and play a full schedule.
4. Some parts of the country play while others do not.
5. College football doesn’t occur during the 2020-21 academic calendar year.
Who will be leading the charge when it comes to making a final decision on the 2020 season? Let’s just say there’s not a lot of confidence in the NCAA’s leadership:
“You’ve got presidents, chancellors and commissioners,” a Power Five administrator told 247Sports. “What’s the next thing you can do to steer this in one direction? Maybe there needs to be a czar. I feel like if there was more effective leadership in Indianapolis, it would work better. But that’s another conversation.”
We’ll see what happens in the near future, but for now, it seems there are some different options being considered.