Staples: What must happen for the 2020 college football season to be played – The Athletic

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The anonymous athletic directors and coaches are ready to bail on the 2020 college football season. You’ve read that everywhere this week, and it isn’t because of any vast conspiracy involving a cabal of sportswriters who secretly hate the sport they cover. That is what people in college sports are saying behind the scenes, and those people are being quoted accurately.

So now you’re probably looking for someone to blame. Is it the Big Ten for making a decision to shift to a conference-only schedule earlier than the other Power 5 leagues were ready to make any decisions? Is it the Pac-12 for going along with the Big Ten so quickly? Is it the ACC, Big 12 and SEC for not being ready to make a decision until the end of the month? Was it a choice made or not made or made at the wrong time between March and now?

I can tell you with complete certainty what is at fault here. I feel absolutely comfortable placing blame on one singular…

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