Steve Spurrier explains to Paul Finebaum how long it realistically would take to get teams ready to play
Steve Spurrier knows his way around college football more than most, having coached in the Division I ranks for 26 seasons before retiring in 2015.
So, he knows more than most exactly how long it would take to get a team ready to play football at a high level.
On Tuesday, he joined “The Paul Finebaum Show” and discussed how many weeks coaches would need to get their teams ready to play if we do indeed have a 2020 season:
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) March 31, 2020
“Most all coaches would tell you that the staffs that have been there for 2, 3, 4 years or more that it’s not that big a deal not having spring football,” Spurrier said. “Maybe if you had competition at quarterback or some other positions, it would be important, but preseason, if you can get a month in before you play, I certainly think everyone would be capable of playing — maybe not quite their best, but pretty close to playing the best they can.
“Right now, I think that’s what we’re all hoping and praying that colleges can get 3-4 weeks of preseason and then, hopefully, we’ve gotta have fans in the stands. I don’t know how you play college football without the fans. They make it what it is. To me, that’s why it’s the greatest sport in the world. The fans talk about it year-round.”
Amen, coach! Let’s hope teams can indeed get some preseason work in and we have a 2020 season.