Texas A&M chancellor shares timeline SEC and NCAA have outlined as potential deadline for playing full season
If the point hasn’t gotten through to you yet, maybe this will get it done, the NCAA and the SEC are going to explore every single option available to them to get in the 2020 college football season in the fall.
Provided they find a way to safely hold games come the fall, you can rest assured the games will be played. That doesn’t mean the games are guaranteed to happen, but all options are on the table a few months out from the scheduled start of the season.
The latest evidence of that comes from Chancellor of Texas A&M University System John Sharp, who recently held a video teleconference Q&A session and indicated that both the NCAA and the SEC believe a full college football season can be played even if the start of the season is pushed back to October.
Keep in mind the 2020 college football season is set to begin the first week of September.
“With some conversations with SEC officials and the NCAA, I think they’ve come to the conclusion that you could probably start football as late as October and still have a 13-game schedule,” Sharp said on Wednesday. “We don’t know when this thing is going to end, we don’t know when it’s going to happen. For all we know, we may have football where we have coaches and players and referees on the field with a TV camera and nobody in the stadium. We don’t know. But we are trying to figure all of that out. But none of that can be figured out until when we know the world goes back to work and we’ll hopefully find that out in a few weeks.”
You can check out the Q&A session featuring Sharp below:
In conversation with @TexasTribune, Texas A&M system chancellor, John Sharp, says SEC and NCAA have concluded they can start football season as late as October with a 13-game schedule. https://t.co/oI1FZl4WXR
— jselingo (@jselingo) April 8, 2020