FSU football fans are hoping we’ll get to see their team on the field in 2020. That decision could come down in a day or so with a couple of options on the table.
FSU football fans will be holding their collective breath Wednesday when ACC presidents meet to decide on if a 2020 football season is in the cards.
The league elected to delay their decision a few weeks ago after the Big 10, and Pac 12 decided to announce a conference-only schedule.
If there’s a season, the conference will likely do something similar, but a few more details are being-thrown around to try and please everyone.
Here are the options according to SI.com:
**–The current 12-game schedule which will start on Sept. 5. That is considered to be the least likely scenario.
**–A schedule of 10 conference games and one non-conference game, which would move the start of the season to Sept. 12. This one would provide the most income from its television partners.
**–A schedule of eight conference games plus one non-conference game with a start date of around Sept. 26. This gives schools more flexability to move games if necessary.
If this report is true, it looks as though the season opener and big four million dollars payday to play West Virginia is in the can. However, having some semblance of a season is better than nothing, and most college athletic departments need football played in a major way.
The Noles are no different with some staff being-laid off and coaches taking pay reductions. This report doesn’t state specifically, but the 10-game model is likely the play two conference teams twice with the Florida game at, the end of the season.
That would push FSU’s season opener back a week and give some additional days for the COVID-19 outbreak to hopefully continue to subside somewhat. It would also provide the conference more time to work out logistics, test procedures, and protocols in the event a team does have an outbreak of some sort.
The last option seems to be geared more to not if, but when there is an outbreak since the flexibility of schedule is mentioned. None of these models address fan attendance, but I’m sure that’s something all parties involved are trying to figure out.
These scenarios are about as good as one could hope in terms of having a college football season.