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.
Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, on Big Ten Network, talking about a potential college football season in the spring:— Garrett Stepien (@GarrettStepien) August 11, 2020
"No chance." pic.twitter.com/ynUaEhlHb4
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.