As the country continues to deal with COVID-19, we're going to see college football programs have to make decisions on their upcoming spring game.
On Tuesday, Florida football announced it will not be holding a spring game for the second year in a row. Athletic director Scott Stricklin revealed the news in a lengthy statement released on Twitter.
"Beginning this Thursday, the Gators football team will have 15 practices that will encompass four weeks," Stricklin wrote. "However, hosting fans for an intra-squad spring football scrimmage seems unwise given all circumstances, including the fact that Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is being used as a large scale COVID testing and vaccination site."
Stricklin promised that the program's social media accounts will provide "enhanced coverage" of spring football. The Gators will also be featured on the SEC Network.
Most likely, we will see a number of teams follow in Florida's footsteps and eschew a spring game. Others will have one, but won't allow fans to attend.
Florida is coming off an 8-4 season which included appearances in the Cotton Bowl and SEC Championship Game.