There seems to be growing pessimism in the wake of the Big Ten's bombshell Thursday evening that it will limit their regular season to conference play. Many think that it was just the first step toward canceling the season altogether. I think it's the opposite. Why make the announcement at all if administrators weren't dead set on playing college football? Why not just wait and cancel the season in August?
I predicted in early April that we would have college football on time, and I stand by that now more than ever. The season will surely be an abnormal one; we still don't know how different schools will tackle the attendance issue, and there will likely be cancellations, postponements and forfeitures due to outbreaks during the season, but I remain confident that we will have a college football season this fall in some shape or form. There is simply too much money at stake, and this country is football obsessed. After an entire spring and summer with no sports, I don't think we could handle a fall with no football!