Report: Situation in the B1G currently described as 'a circus'
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: but things are hectic in the B1G. Just when you thought things were finally beginning to settle down, right?
Reports over the last few days have indicated that the B1G may not have passed on the potential of playing football in the fall, after all. On Thursday, Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that the conference is kicking around the idea of beginning the college football season around the week of Thanksgiving.
Following that report, The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman reported on Friday that B1G coaches were meeting in a teleconference and that there was “a real possibility” the B1G reverses course on the football schedule and tries to play in the late fall.
No dates or further details were provided.
Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde said that, according to one source close to the situation, the B1G is currently “a circus.” Per the report, “Everyone is pushing their own interests” and some coaches are not listening to their presidents.
One source described the situation as “a circus,” and said some coaches won’t listen to their presidents. “Everyone is pushing their own interests.”
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) August 28, 2020
Obviously, B1G presidents and commissioner Kevin Warren came to the conclusion on Aug. 11 that the B1G would not play football in the fall. Last week, Warren wrote an open letter to the B1G community, saying the league would not revisit the decision.
The B1G was reportedly working on a January start date for the spring football season, with an eight-game schedule. The plan was then to proceed with the fall 2021 slate without interruptions.