Due to health concerns in the United States, the NCAA had to cancel spring sports. Now, the concern shifts over to fall sports and whether or not there will be a college football season in 2020.
Truth be told, it’s too early to determine if there will be football this fall. However, coaches have already circled a date on their calendars as to when they need to be practicing by for the 2020 season.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly appeared on SportsCenter Wednesday night to discuss a few topics regarding college football. During his conversation with Scott Van Pelt, he was asked about when programs have to be back at camp in order for the season to begin on time.
Kelly believes it’s imperative that players report back to team activities by the start of July, especially since spring practices have been canceled.
“To me, I think July 1. If you can’t start training your football team by July 1, you’re going to need at least four weeks. Strength and conditioning coaches are going to want six. Sports medicine is probably looking at four to six weeks. I think the realistic goal here is minimum of four weeks of conditioning before you put them in camp. College football is going to be affected if we’re not playing in 90 days, in terms of the conditioning element, and getting these young men ready.”
We’re still over three months away from that date, but it’s possible that teams aren’t ready to begin practice by then. After all, the Olympics were supposed to take place in July before they were postponed to 2021.
The fact that coaches around the country are bracing for a potential delay just shows how fluid this situation is right now.
Hopefully, the college football season starts on time.