One of the most prominent personalities at ESPN and all of college football doubts that there will be football – in any form – this fall.
College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit made an appearance on ESPN radio to talk about the future of football in 2020. Unfortunately for fans who want to see football this fall, Herbie doesn’t think we will.
Although the NFL hasn’t delayed the 2020 season yet, Herbstreit thinks the league should. “Next thing you know you got a locker room full of guys that are sick. And that’s on your watch? I wouldn’t want to have that,” Herbstreit said when asked what he would do if he was the league’s commissioner.
As for the college football season, Herbie through some doubt in there as well. “I’ll be shocked if we have NFL football this fall, if we have college football. I’ll be so surprised if that happens,” Herbstreit said.
Here’s more of what he had to say, via TMZ:
“Just because from what I understand, people that I listen to, you’re 12 to 18 months from a [coronavirus] vaccine. I don’t know how you let these guys go into locker rooms and let stadiums be filled up and how you can play ball.
I just don’t know how you can do it with the optics of it. You don’t all of the sudden come up with something in July or August and say, ‘Okay we’re good to go’ and turn ’em loose!”
Herbstreit paints a bleak picture of what the 2020 football season could be like.
If the NFL and college don’t start their seasons in the fall, there’s little hope of the season being played at all.
Hopefully it doesn’t come to that. Meanwhile, football fans can find some entertainment through the draft in late April.