Report: Elite FCS team expected to opt out of spring football season
The FCS conferences are preparing to play a spring season of football right now, but there are teams that will opt out.
On Tuesday, FootballScoop.com reported that a top FCS program was expected to opt out of the 2021 spring season.
Per the report, Alcorn State of the SWAC is expected not to play when spring football kicks off in the FCS ranks:
Sources: SWAC power Alcorn State opting out of spring season https://t.co/iSa3hy0JD9
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) February 3, 2021
Per the report, the defending SWAC champs have had discussions about forgoing the season as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage on:
The Braves, defending conference champions and in a tear of six-straight divisional titles, the last four under head coach Fred McNair, have been in discussions for several days on punting their spring season. Amidst concerns for the virus, as well as the rural nature of the traditional HBCU school in Lorman, Mississippi, players and school leaders in recent days worked together to solidify their intention to have Alcorn “opt-out” of the never-before-seen spring campaign.
We’ll see what happens moving forward, but it seems the spring season might go on without Alcorn State being a part of it.