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They are at the part of the schedule where postponing games can't happen.  Unless they move everything back a week which won't happen unless they we decide to play bowl game and conference games at the same time 

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1 hour ago, hammerva said:

They are at the part of the schedule where postponing games can't happen.  Unless they move everything back a week which won't happen unless they we decide to play bowl game and conference games at the same time 

Couldn't they, you know, push back the bowl games like what happened with several sports traditions like The Masters and Kentucky Derby?

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Some of the bowl games you could probably still play during the regular season/conference playoff games.  The ones involving Conference USA, ACC, Big 12, and maybe a few other teams can probably do it.  Depending on if the wins requirements are the same that you have to win 6 games.    And maybe some in the SEC or Big 10 can make it because they are probably going to be the 6th rank team in the conference so they can play some dumb shit like the Camilla Bowl.     The others depends on whether they want to schedule it and then play it immediately

Never mind the fact we don't know if these are actually happening.  The only bowl games we know aren't happening are the Hawaii and Bahamas bowl games

 

 

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SEC commissioner Greg Sankey called this a "week unlike any other" after having to postpone four college football games because of COVID-19 testing.

Sankey, who spoke to reporters Wednesday, projected confidence in the conference's ability to finish a regular season and hold a championship game, but he also recognized the realities and challenges of playing during a global pandemic.

Since Monday, the SEC has announced that Saturday's Alabama-LSU, Auburn-Mississippi State, Texas A&M-Tennessee and Georgia-Missouri games have all been postponed after COVID-19 testing left rosters depleted of available players.

"I'm certainly shaken," Sankey said of recent developments, "but not deterred."

Sankey said the biggest challenge to playing continues to be the number of players held out because of contact tracing as opposed to players with positive test results.

Policies around contact tracing, Sankey said, are not determined by the conference but rather at a local level.

"Contact tracing has the potential to magnify even one positive test," he said.

Throughout his call with reporters, Sankey emphasized the ability and need to change. He said they knew all along that challenges would emerge this season, adding, "We will adjust."

Sankey was asked multiple times about the viability of a College Football Playoff beginning Jan. 1 and whether that start date needed to be pushed back, or whether the field of competitors should be expanded. For the most part, Sankey declined to give firm answers, saying his focus was on the finish line of reaching the SEC championship game on Dec. 19.

"We're all going to have to be flexible," Sankey said of possibly pushing back the playoff. "So I'm not going to hypothesize about change, but I'm not inattentive to the potential that change may need to occur."

Said CFP executive director Bill Hancock to ESPN on Wednesday: "No one knows how many games any team will be playing. Everyone's goal is to get the games in within the cone of safety. For the selection committee, it's status quo. This is not a surprise. Most of us expected games to be postponed or canceled. Everyone is moving forward as best they can."

Speaking about the idea of change, Sankey downplayed the possibility of a bubble for the playoff, saying that idea existed mainly in the realm of college basketball. He also brought up the notion of expanding the playoff to eight teams and the challenges that would present.

"Expanding the playoff, in reality, makes it more difficult to complete a playoff," he said.

Sankey reiterated that he was not concerned about SEC teams playing potentially fewer games and how that might hurt them in the playoff race.

"One thing I'm not worried about is the respect that exists of playing a Southeastern Conference schedule," he said.

 

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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told Sirius XM Radio on Thursday that there have been discussions about delaying the College Football Playoff and the New Year's Six bowls because of the coronavirus pandemic.

"I am on the CFP operations committee, and we spent some time talking about that," Bowlsby said. "We have not come to any closure on it, but there is some latitude to postpone it if that need should arise.

"The same is true with some of the New Year's Six games," he added. "I don't know if I see us playing a championship game in February, but you just never know. These are unusual times, and things that might not otherwise be acceptable have to be considered in this kind of circumstance."

CFP executive director Bill Hancock told ESPN there's a strong sentiment among the commissioners to play the games as scheduled "knowing it won't be perfect," and that they plan to wait as long as they can to make a decision.

"Nothing is imminent," he said. "They're talking about a lot of things, which is night and day different than they're going to do it."

As the SEC continues to navigate through a tumultuous week during which four games were postponed in a span of three days, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey was asked Wednesday about the possibility of pushing the playoff back and told reporters, "We have finish lines right now."

"The semifinals are on [January] first," Sankey said. "The championship is on the 11th. The reality is if you walk in the back of my building, there's a sign that says be flexible.

"I'm not going to hypothesize about change," Sankey added, "but I'm not inattentive to the potential that change may need to occur at a number of different levels."

The 13 members of the CFP selection committee are scheduled to release their first ranking on Nov. 24 and their final ranking on Dec. 20.

 

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The Conference USA thing really is amazing

Florida International has only played 3 games with 4 postponements and 1 cancellation. They haven't played since Oct 23 (Though their game against Florida Atlantic is scheduled to be played tonight)

Rice is even more absurd. Only played 2 games with 5 postponements. Last played on Halloween. Is next scheduled to play Nov 21

And that doesn't count Old Dominion who didn't even field a team this season

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The Ivy League announced last night it's officially cancelled all fall sports seasons, which were supposed to have been played in the Spring.  That includes football. 

Spring sports like baseball are delayed until mid-March. 

 

 

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The SEC has ruled that if two teams have a game impacted the same weekend, they can schedule a game with each other.

However - there a ton of caveats

- Rescheduling has to be done by the Monday prior to Saturday

- Can't be a rematch from earlier in the season

- Can't be a "new" game - meaning the teams must have already been scheduled to play each other.

So basically this is only good for teams trying to reschedule an already postponed game or moving up an already scheduled game

The school presidents also approved the proposal to add a SECOND makeup week. Basically games can be played Dec 19 unless you are one of the division champions (Since that is the day of the title game)

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That's a pretty shitty argument. Rich Rod won 25% of his Big Ten games at Michigan. That's completely unacceptable.

Harbaugh has been fine, but falling off a cliff this year. Never beating tOSU means he won't get the chance to recover from this season. Question who is their next head coach, and can they reclaim their spot as a national powerhouse, or will they keep slipping closer to being what Nebraska has become.

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