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Urban Meyer thinks spring football is an impossibility

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The former Ohio State head coach believes that two football seasons in the same calendar year is not something programs can ask of their players physically.

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As the Big Ten and the Pac-12 became the first Power Five conferences to cancel fall football on Tuesday, speculation turned to whether it will be possible to play the season during the spring, a scenario discussed at various times since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

There are some difficulties with that idea, however, including the possibility of top players opting out to train for the NFL Draft and the potential need to move the NFL Draft back from late April.

In an appearance on the Big Ten Network, former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer expressed his skepticism about the feasibility of a spring football season.

So the hopes of having any football in the 2020-21 academic year may depend on the Big 12’s expected vote on Tuesday and how that impacts the ACC, SEC, and the three remaining Group of Five conferences still set to kick off in the coming weeks.