With the coronavirus continuing to wreck havoc on the sports world, college football is dealing with the same issues.
In the Big 12, the TCU Horned Frogs are supposed to open up the season on the road against Cal. The state of California has been very stringent in its handling of the lockdown and it’s entirely possible the game will not be able to be played. Meantime, the Alabama Crimson Tide are supposed to open up the season in Arlington, TX at AT&T Stadium against the USC Trojans. However, it’s unclear what the regulations will be for USC and if they will be allowed to hit the road for the game in Texas.
Alas, ESPN talking head Paul Finebaum said on ESPN’s “Get Up” that there is already contingency plans being put in place to possibly have the Crimson Tide take on the Horned Frogs in Week 1.
Finebaum said, “There’s already scrambling going on. Alabama plays Southern Cal in the first game of the season at (AT&T Stadium), and there’s already talk going on between Alabama and TCU about meeting instead of the other two because TCU plays at Berkeley and the California schools, they do not believe, will be available for that date.”
Another factor to consider is that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an order in March that indefinitely requires air-travelers entering Texas from several locations, including California, to enter a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival to the state.
Here is a look at the Finebaum video:
"This is going to be survival of the fittest. This is a brutal game. And if you can play, you play. If you don't, you get run over and left behind."@finebaum on the roller coaster that will be the upcoming CFB season. pic.twitter.com/oG2KSGkyJA— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) May 12, 2020
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