It appears the first hurdle to holding the upcoming college football season could soon be crossed.

According to LSU Executive Deputy AD/Executive Director of External Relations Verge Ausberry, the SEC’s presidents will vote next week, on May 22, regarding when to allow athletes back to campuses. This information comes from Brooks Kubena of The Advocate.

June 1 or June 15 are the two dates Ausberry referenced for a potential return to campus for athletes.

Ausberry shared this information during a presentation given to the Louisiana Economic Recovery Task Force on Thursday.

That’s a great sign for the return of college football and the sport being played on time as nearly every SEC coach has expressed their opinion that their programs would need 6-8 weeks in order to prepare for the upcoming season.

Even a return date of June 15 would allow for programs to adequately prepare for the 6-8 weeks needed before the 2020 college football is set to begin the first weekend in September.

UPDATE: Ausberry clarified his comment, noting there is not a set timeline for the vote regarding when to allow players back to campus.