The NCAA has made it known they do not think a College Football season should take place. Yet, there is zero unification on what should happen.
Certain medical experts say “yes” to football, while some say “no”. You may be thinking: What Should Happen?
Well, I’m going to tell you what should happen. There’s a lot of moving parts to this situation so trying to find one solution is very difficult. Below, I will devise a ‘proposal’ that would not only ‘save’ College Football, but may even see a completion of the season before the NFL Draft’s scheduled date.
First and foremost, everyone should postpone the season until later this winter/spring. I do not believe there can be a legitimate season in these current, unprecedented times. However, I do think it’d become much more likely to accomplish a “full” season when the new year starts. With that being said, here’s my proposal:
- Season starts either after Christmas or the first weekend in January
- 8 game conference-only schedule, 2 to 3 byes (flexibility with COVID-19)
- Finish Conference Championships + Bowl Season by the middle/end of March (Condensed Bowl Season)
- Also allow teams with no bowl-eligibility to play other teams with no bowl-eligibility (“Non-Conference Games”)
- NFL Combine/Draft Process until the scheduled NFL Draft or *NFL pushes draft back to May, allowing for a more thorough, smooth draft process
*Please Note: Moving the draft to May could require a few slight changes to the NFL Offseason, but overall they should be able to not only have a 2021 Preseason, but also have games on time.
There’s my proposed College Football season, ideally. Obviously, it’s quite vague and not too in-depth, but it makes sense for everyone trying to have a legitimate College Football season.
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