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College Football Playoff Still Preparing for Postseason Events

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Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has sent the sports world into a tizzy and has many wondering when, and how, sports can return to some sense of normalcy.

In college football, opinions have varied greatly, with Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby saying just last week he is concerned about possibly having a full season. Then, there’s Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy who is all about getting on the practice field as soon as possible.


Well another important decision maker has spoken and he’s taking an optimistic approach. College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock told ESPN on Monday he is planning for business as usual, saying, “We’re planning on a CFP. That’s what our staff is doing as we speak. Planning for it on time.”

As for speculation that there may not be a full season, Hancock added, “It’s only April. It’s just too soon. It’s premature. The decision about whether to have a season and a CFP won’t be made by the coaches and commissioners. It will be made by the medical people. We have to be prepared, and we will be prepared, to have a CFP.”

Hancock is right to plan business as usual, until given a reason to do otherwise. At this point, you’d want to continue all preparations, remotely of course, and then if you need to change course as we get closer, so be it. But remember, we are still close to last season’s College Football Playoff than we are to next season’s.

The annual CFP spring meetings take place next week via video conferencing.

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