A resurgence in the optimism level regarding B1G football swept across the Midwest last week, when President Donald Trump tweeted out that he had a “productive conversation” with commissioner Kevin Warren regarding the conference’s potential to return to play.

Nothing much has come of it, other than several rumors about a potential start date of Oct. 10. That was first reported by Dan Patrick, who said the league could still be in consideration for the College Football Playoff if it kicked off by the date.

However, it doesn’t seem to be getting much traction at this time.

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Sunday morning, Trump provided an update on the status of B1G football. He says the conference is “looking good” but that a few states might be standing in the way.

“Big Ten Football is looking really good, but may lose Michigan, Illinois, and Maryland because of those Governors’ ridiculous lack of interest or political support,” Trump wrote. “They will play without them?”

For reference, five of the B1G’s 14 teams reside in those three states — Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Northwestern and Maryland.

Last week, following a conversation with Warren, Trump tweeted that the season was “on the 1-yard line.” That created some optimism among B1G fans, but without much conversation about an October start, it seems the B1G could still be eyeing a January — or potentially late November — start date for the 2020 football season.

We’ll see if any changes come in the next few days.