College ADs 'considering all options' for college football season, decisions expected to come in late May
College athletic directors are in a bit of a holding pattern right now. Yes, of course, many are brainstorming ideas and preparing for a delay or potential changes to the 2020 college football season, but with five months until kickoff, things are still a little too far away to make a decision.
According to Stadium’s Brett McMurphy, we’re still nearly two months away before the decision-makers of college athletics start really considering any major changes to the season. Per McMurphy, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott that the end of May is an approximate deadline for determining the direction of preseason activities and the regular season.
“The optimistic model has an elongated training camp and on-time start,” Scott said. “The most pessimistic has no season at all.”
Pac-12 commish Larry Scott tells @wilnerhotline end of May is approximate deadline for determining direction of preseason & CFB regular season. "The optimistic model has an elongated training camp & on-time start (to season). The most pessimistic has no season at all.”
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) March 31, 2020
McMurphy also recently joined the Paul Finebaum Show to talk about some of the things commissioners and athletic directors are talking about in terms of the season. He says that everything is on the table. That includes delaying the season until October, or potentially until January.
“These universities and athletic programs desperately need revenue for college football,” he said.
With COVID-19 shutting down sports, including the NBA season, The Masters, the 2020 Olympics and now Wimbledon, it’s hard not to be at least a little concerned about the college football season. Right now, though, it’s still too early to tell what to expect.
Everything is at play, though, and athletic directors will be thinking of many options to make sure the college football season is played at some point during the academic year.