Paul Finebaum explains why he believes start of college football season will be delayed
When it comes to the start of the college football season, there are still no answers. Decision makers at the highest level are waiting to gather as much information as possible before pulling the trigger on anything.
However, the recent news out of California has SEC Network host Paul Finebaum believing that there will be some sort of delay to the start of the college football season in 2020.
Tuesday, the 23-school California State University system announced fall classes will be primarily online come the fall. While schools like USC, UCLA and Cal are not included in that system, other FBS schools like Fresno State, San Diego State and San Jose State are included.
Right now, there has been no decision made on what that means for sports. But Finebaum doesn’t believe it’s a good sign.
“That is very, very dangerous sign Greenie and I think one thing that if I could go back for just a second to what Greg Sankey said yesterday, he said now we’re looking towards July or mid-July,” Finebaum said on Get Up. “Two months ago, when this conversation started we, were looking at right now.
“So, based on what the [California] governor has done out there what the Chancellor’s donor the Cal State system, I don’t think we’re going to start on time, Greenie. I think the odds of starting September 5 are very very slim. That gives me the Pac-12 schools, a little more time, but they are going to be running out of time in mid-summer.”
Decisions about fall sports are expected to be coming in the coming weeks and months.