Paul Finebaum says SEC not ready to budge on playing football in fall
While there’s growing concern that the B1G and Pac-12 may postpone the 2020 college football season and attempt a push to spring, right now that doesn’t appear to be the case in the SEC.
On Monday morning’s edition of ESPN’s Get Up, SEC Network host Paul Finebaum says that the SEC is not yet to the point where it wants to delay or cancel the college football season. Instead, the conference is working hard to push forward.
“There is plenty of pushback,” Finebaum said. “I talked to an SEC source yesterday, who said ‘we’re still planning on playing. We have our schedule release coming up in a couple of days.’ Remember, Friday night, the SEC released the two additional conference games.
“It just shows the incredible disconnect that we’ve talked about for three months that has now mushroomed … As someone else told me this morning, the college football season is not dead. It’s only on life support right now.”
The first major domino fell on Saturday, when the MAC became the first FBS conference to announce its plans to push the season to the spring. Not long after, it was reported that B1G presidents and chancellors met on both Saturday and Sunday to discuss the fall sports season.
Commissioner Kevin Warren, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press, is in favor of playing a spring season.