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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas AD Chris Del Conte reportedly meets with Longhorn players

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Plus: No decision yet by Big 12 officials

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247Sports reports that Texas athletic director and Chris Del Conte recently met with Texas Longhorns football players to discuss what comes next in the 2020 college season debacle.

From 247Sports: “Sources said a few players ‘with NFL aspirations’ expressed they’re hesitant to go through full-contact practices in pads (starting Wednesday) and risk injury if they’re not assured of having a season this fall. That assurance is hard to find right now as speculation swirls that the Big Ten and Pac-12 could be close to announcing they don’t plan to play football this fall. Sources close to the situation [said] even though the Big 12 would like to start the 2020 football season this fall, there would be growing pressure on the presidents in the Big 12, SEC and ACC to follow suit if the Big Ten and/or Pac-12 announced no football this fall. Several sources said recent studies showing COVID-19’s potential, long-term, negative effects on the hearts of people of all ages are a driving influence in giving some university presidents pause about starting the college football season in the fall.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: College football is sorely lacking in clarity, uniformity

Austin American-Statesman: Golden’s nuggets: The loss of college football would hurt everyone, even those who cover it

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas shortens its defensive wish list for the 2021 recruiting class

Dallas Morning News: Breaking down where Power 5 Conferences stand on 2020 football season

Sports Illustrated: Brace yourself for the craziest week in the history of college football

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Meet Emarion Ellis, the newest commit in Shaka Smart’s 2021 class

Grad transfer LB Tony Fields II commits to West Virginia over Texas, Minnesota

The Longhorn Republic celebrates the start of fall camp

WHAT WE’RE READING

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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • Big 12 officials are meeting with medical professionals, among others, do to decide on whether or not to proceed with the fall college football season, the Dallas Morning News reports. From the Morning News: “The conference’s board of directors, the presidents or chancellors from the 10 member schools, will be meeting Tuesday night by phone to discuss what comes next. They’ll be joined by athletic directors and the conference’s medical advisors, including infectious disease experts.”
  • 247Sports reports that Texas administrators want a college football season. From 247Sports: “Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said over the weekend that the league hasn’t yet settled on a decision, and a number of reports have suggested that the league is somewhat split. Oklahoma actually had fall camp underway, but it paused practice when the opener against Missouri State was moved to September. It seems like the league may not be as close to canceling the season as the Big Ten, but there could be clarity this week. Texas reportedly would like to play, according to Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman.”