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Author Topic: 2020-21 College Football Thread  (Read 7315 times)

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2020, 12:42:48 PM »
According to the Detroit Free Press, a vote was taken over the weekend and only Nebraska and Iowa voted to play.

Although I believe that there is still some intention to try to play in the spring.

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/2020/08/10/big-ten-football-cancels-season-michigan-michigan-state/3332277001/
This was tweeted 30 minutes ago.

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Just got a text from a Big Ten spokesman. "No vote has been held by our presidents and chancellors." Hence, the Big Ten watch continues.

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #52 on: August 10, 2020, 01:47:45 PM »
This was tweeted 30 minutes ago.

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Just got a text from a Big Ten spokesman. "No vote has been held by our presidents and chancellors." Hence, the Big Ten watch continues.

We’ll see how that text holds up. Simply, he is not authorized to give information.

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #53 on: August 10, 2020, 02:15:10 PM »
The Florida Genius - Ron Desantis - is telling SEC schools to poach players from the the schools that aren't playing this year. I need someone smarter than me to explain if that is allowable or not.


As to the cancellation, my opinion is that the players demands on Saturday, led by Trevor Lawrence, are what triggered this. It was only a few days ago that the B10 released a modified schedule and said they were going to play.

I think the modified financial outlook led to this - they are losing control - and gives leagues more time to figure things out.
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #54 on: August 10, 2020, 02:24:31 PM »
We’ll see how that text holds up. Simply, he is not authorized to give information.

I'm not sure what there is to hold up. As of that moment, a vote hadn't been taken to cancel the season. Doesn't mean that the vote isn't coming. It probably is. The Big 10 is simply being weenies here. They don't want to cancel and see the rest of P5 play, so they're trying to rope in the other conferences.

Side note ... the son of Big 10 Commissioner Kevin Warren plays at Mississippi State. It would be ironic if his league cancels and his son plays.


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« Reply #56 on: August 10, 2020, 03:22:34 PM »
The Florida Genius - Ron Desantis - is telling SEC schools to poach players from the the schools that aren't playing this year. I need someone smarter than me to explain if that is allowable or not.


As to the cancellation, my opinion is that the players demands on Saturday, led by Trevor Lawrence, are what triggered this. It was only a few days ago that the B10 released a modified schedule and said they were going to play.

I think the modified financial outlook led to this - they are losing control - and gives leagues more time to figure things out.

a couple issues with that:

1 - unless kids go up on the transfer portal SEC schools could reach out to kids on Big Ten rosters
2 - the Big Ten schools have the ability to object to a waiver of the year in residence. Tampering is always going to stop the waiver request from going through.
3 - are their scholarships available at these schools?
4 - progress towards degree. Will enough credits transfer for kids to be eligible at their new school? It's easy for rising sophs but others, especially rising seniors and fifth year, there is very little chance of that happening.
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #58 on: August 10, 2020, 04:04:01 PM »
Watching college football meathead coaches meltdown is great theater. 
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #59 on: August 10, 2020, 05:01:50 PM »
Well I think this is all theatre anyway. I’m very doubtful the season will be able to finish in a meaningful manner. Cancel now, cancel next week, cancel next month...doesn’t really matter.
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« Reply #60 on: August 10, 2020, 05:54:25 PM »
Thoughts and prayers.   
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #61 on: August 11, 2020, 02:07:06 PM »
This was tweeted 30 minutes ago.

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Just got a text from a Big Ten spokesman. "No vote has been held by our presidents and chancellors." Hence, the Big Ten watch continues.

Well now it's "official".

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/2020/08/11/big-ten-football-fall-season-canceled/3342902001/

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #63 on: August 11, 2020, 02:25:04 PM »
The B10 is THE money conference. I expect other dominoes to fall in line.

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #64 on: August 11, 2020, 02:26:37 PM »
The B10 is THE money conference. I expect other dominoes to fall in line.


I actually only expect the Pac 12 to follow immediately.  I think it will be couple weeks before the other conferences follow.
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #65 on: August 11, 2020, 02:35:31 PM »

I actually only expect the Pac 12 to follow immediately.  I think it will be couple weeks before the other conferences follow.

I agree completely.

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #67 on: August 11, 2020, 02:42:59 PM »

I actually only expect the Pac 12 to follow immediately.  I think it will be couple weeks before the other conferences follow.


Expect the announcement in the next 30 minutes or so....

https://twitter.com/johncanzanobft/status/1293260855572754432?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

Agree that the other three might hold out a bit longer. Lots of schools in areas that don't believe in COVID.

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #68 on: August 11, 2020, 02:44:11 PM »
NFL is going to cash in fast on this.
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« Reply #69 on: August 11, 2020, 02:46:17 PM »
https://twitter.com/AndyGlockner/status/1293270476819595264?s=19

This really needs to be emphasized. The threat to amateurism is almost as big a driving force in this as is Covid.

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #70 on: August 11, 2020, 02:46:59 PM »
This really needs to be emphasized. The threat to amateurism is almost as big a driving force in this as is Covid.

I think it is a much bigger driving force honestly
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #72 on: August 11, 2020, 03:34:06 PM »
At least Lou Holtz is keeping things in perspective.

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #73 on: August 11, 2020, 04:30:51 PM »
With the Big 14 out, what conference will send the losing team to the Rose Bowl?
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #74 on: August 11, 2020, 04:56:35 PM »
The logic of the Big 10 escapes me, so perhaps someone can explain.
They're allowing players to live on campus together, practice together and condition together, because they'll be safe in that self-contained "bubble."
But they can't go play another team that's also in a safe, self-contained "bubble."
If these circumstances are safe, why can't the players from Bubble A meet up with players from Bubble B without risking further spread? And if there's a risk of spread, why are they taking part in group activities at all?
It all seems contradictory to me, but perhaps I'm missing something. I'm not arguing for or against playing games, just trying to see through the apparent inconsistency of the league's stance.

 

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