Dan Patrick reveals latest whispers around college football season, which includes 10-game schedule
How the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will affect the college football season in 2020 remains to be seen. With over three months still remaining until the first scheduled kickoff, decision makers are still waiting to see how things progress before making a decision.
That doesn’t mean that there aren’t potential contingency plans in place. At this time, with so much uncertainty, there are a lot of different options on the table.
Monday, radio show host Dan Patrick revealed what one of the latest plans could be to ensure that a college football season is played in 2020. It includes a later start in the calendar year and playing fewer games on the schedule.
“Here’s a consensus going around among the major conferences,” Patrick said, citing a source. “If things progress a predictable curve, we’re going to have 10 games…with a later start. Nine conference games, regional games take preference with less travel. You won’t have any FCS games.
Patrick continued to say that the Pac-12 is a concern with limited regional game options, a wide conference footprint and being required to travel longer distances to certain games.
Currently, there have been no changes to the 2020 college football season, but many suspect some sort of decision will come by late May. On Monday, the B1G extended its suspension of all organized team activities through June 1.
You can view Patrick’s full comments in the video below:
DP got some information in regards to College Football last night.. If things progress at the predicted curve it the consensus we'll have a 10 game CFB schedule with a later start to the season.
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) May 4, 2020