Kirk Herbstreit tries to describe the 'incredibly different' atmosphere to expect for CFB in 2020
On his way to the BYU-Navy game on Monday night, ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit is still trying to pinpoint how different the sport will be in 2020.
Speaking on The Paul Finebaum Show, Herbstreit said the atmosphere and noise will be the first things that come to mind.
“I think it’s going to be incredibly different,” he said. “I’m anxious to see what it’s going to be like, really. You have no fans, you have sound, ambient sound in the background that will, and I’ve watched a few of these games and I’ll be anxious to see if you can hear it. You’ve been to spring football games, you’ve been to closed scrimmages, and it’s a very strange feeling.”
All of the sideline chatter and yelling, from coaches and players, can be heard around the stadium, Herbstreit said. Going on the road will be different this year, especially the ebb and flow.
“You never hear that when there’s 50, 60, 70, 80, 90,000, 100,000 people in the stadium,” he said. “So it’s definitely going to be a different experience. I think the seasoned, more experienced players might be able to overcome that. Because let’s face it, in college football, think about how much we rely on momentum changes and home field advantages.”