Report: Power 5 official calls summer football possibility 'the most absurd thing I've heard so far'
On Saturday morning, Sports Business Journal reported that there was a possibility that the 2020 college football season could be moved to the summer months to avoid a potential second wave of the COVID-19 virus.
Obviously, that would require this current outbreak to go away soon to allow players to prepare. It would also be very difficult to pull off logistically.
However, don’t count on it happening. Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde spoke with a Power 5 official, who said it doesn’t sound like a serious option:
FWIW, didn’t take long after retweeting this to hear from a P5 official who called it “The most absurd thing I’ve heard so far.” That person doesn’t think this is a serious option at all. https://t.co/fEdL0gSTFd
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) March 28, 2020
An abbreviated summer season would be better than no football, but it would take a lot of work to make happen.
Instead, it seems likely that those in power will cross their fingers and hope the fall season works out for the best.