By Matt Noonan | @NoontimeNation
The thought of the upcoming college football season starting on time seems to be the thought of many these days, including ESPN’s Chris Fowler, who appeared earlier today on the Dan Patrick Show to discuss the idea of postponing games until next February.
Fowler, who can be heard calling the marquee Saturday evening matchups on ABC and ESPN, told Patrick that he thinks “there are severe challenges with trying to start a season on time.” However, he did propose the thought of having the season start next spring so games could still be played during the 2020-21 school year.
Sure, playing football next February or March might seem strange or odd to all of us, but Fowler’s thought is certainly not a bad one considering most leagues are unsure of when or if their respective seasons will begin or resume.
Others in the college football world have also been pressed about delayed starts, including Notre Dame‘s Brian Kelly, who told Mike Tirico during last week’s Lunch Talk Live that the Fighting Irish could still play a twelve game schedule, even if it meant starting their season in October.
“There’s the potential that we could start as late as October and still get our twelve game schedule in without bye weeks and moving a little bit later into December,” Kelly said, during his interview with Tirico.
As for Alabama‘s Nick Saban, he seems to believe what is best for all of us during this time is to remain positive and “not let the circumstance control us.”
For now, college football games remain scheduled, but we’ll keep you updated as more news comes out about the possibility of a delayed start to the 2020 season. And a potential delay would almost certainly impact the various New England schools, too.