Paul Finebaum says he's starting to have more concerns about 2020 college football season
As we continue to progress toward September and what should be the start of the 2020 college football season, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect daily life in the U.S.
As cases rise in many states, particularly in the southeast, there are some growing concerns about the college football season, especially as players across the country continue to test positive.
On ESPN’s “Get Up” on Friday, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum said he’s heard more negativity about the 2020 season this week than he has since April (via 247Sports):
“I’ve gone from incredibly positive to pause, because it is too early and we don’t know yet,” Finebaum said. “I’m hearing more gloom and doom this week than I’ve heard in any week since early-to-mid April. Nobody is saying it and nobody wants to say it, because if you say the college football season is doubtful, the thought police come after you for disregarding the nation opening. But privately, many people are starting to doubt where we are.
“I think college football is even more difficult than the NFL. There’s nowhere to go to be in a bubble. You have programs all over the country with different economic situations and testing protocols. I think even if we get to a season, you will see teams that will not play or will not play a full season. It’s going to be a jigsaw puzzle of epic proportions.”
There’s still time before any final decisions have to be made about the 2020 season, but we’ve already seen a couple of games canceled and trips abroad moved to campus locations.
We’ll see what happens moving forward, but Finebaum has heard some concerns, it seems.