From the Statesman: “Texas officials are now looking at the possibility of a 25% stadium capacity – about 24,000 fans – this football season at the request of school leaders, interim UT President Jay Hartzell wrote Wednesday in a campus-wide email. In June, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide mandate for a 50% stadium capacity on all pro and college athletic stadiums to combat the spread of COVID-19. UT athletic director Chris Del Conte has insisted the school would follow all state guidelines – meaning [the stadium] would be only half full. Currently, UT’s season is scheduled to start on Sept. 5 at home against South Florida.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas makes cuts for Terrence Cooks, Marcus Burris; trending for 2021 center
Sports Illustrated: Who is responsible for UT and Texas A&M not playing?
Sports Illustrated: There are silver linings to Texas potentially capping fan attendance at 25 percent
247Sports: Big 12 Countdown: My fourth-place finisher in the league
247Sports: Scattershooting on 2021 targets
247Sports: Texas fall camp position outlook: Wide receiver
247Sports: Big 12 Breakdown: How does 2020 Oklahoma State class stack up?
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: Hey NBC Sports: Let’s turn FCS football into smart, weird TV
SBNation: ACC announces 2020 football schedule with Notre Dame as a member
SBNation: Dwayne Wade passionately supports transgender daughter after ugly attacks from Twitter trolls
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- The Dallas Morning News reports that Big 12 officials are likely to make a decision on football scheduling for 2020 once a few more parts fall into place. From the Morning News: “Big 12 presidents probably will be making a call about what their football schedule will look like on Monday. By then, a lot of the decisions about the upcoming football season might already have been made. The ACC announced Wednesday that it would be going to a model with 10 conference games and one nonconference game against in-state opponents only. Notre Dame will be part of the conference for football this season and eligible for the title game.”
Sources told @Stadium, @Big12Conference's top 3 scheduling options are: 12 games; 9 Big 12 games + 1 nonconference game; or 9 Big 12 games only. Most unlikely option now, sources said, is 12-game schedule, because other Power 5 leagues have reduced/eliminated nonconference games— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 29, 2020
- Greg Brown III alert.