What's the plan for College GameDay in 2020? Chris 'The Bear' Fallica weighs in
With the coronavirus sweeping the globe, Kirk Herbstreit made headlines and created a bit of a firestorm last week regarding his comments about college football in 2020.
Herbie said he would be “shocked” if college football (and the NFL) was played in 2020.
“In my opinion, until we have a vaccine, where we’ve really got some control over this, even if this curve is flattened out, this virus is still out there. I’ll be shocked, I haven’t talked with anybody but I’ll be shocked if we have NFL football this fall, if we have college football. I’ll be so surprised if that happens,” Herbstreit said.
College GameDay host Rece Davis, however, didn’t share Herbstreit’s same opinion. Davis called Herbstreit’s comments “a little bit premature” and added that he’s more optimistic football will be played this season.
Chris “The Bear” Fallica is the latest to weigh in on the hot topic, as he joined 247Sports’ Podcast with Bud Elliott. Fallica, like Davis, is optimistic about the 2020 season.
“I would certainly think if there is college football, that there will be be a College GameDay show,” Fallica told 247Sports. “We could do it from the studio if we needed to. We used to do it from the studio. Obviously that wouldn’t be the most ideal situation, but if there are games that need to be covered, we’ll provide 2-to-3 hours of entertainment for people in the morning.
“We are still scheduled as of right now — I want to make that clear — for that Notre Dame-Navy game in Dublin.”
Studio College GameDay is better than no College GameDay, and that means football would be played. So, anyone would be in favor of that. Obviously, at this point, everyone hopes football season happens and can bring a sense of normalcy.
You can listen to Fallica’s comments below:
ESPN’s @chrisfallica is optimistic about College GameDay’s 2020 fate.
— 247Sports (@247Sports) April 1, 2020