“Time is a flat circle. Everything we have done or will do we will do over and over and over again - forever.”
Remember Big Ten Football in the spring? Well, it might be Big Ten Football come Thanksgiving. Or January. Who really knows anymore? The only constant in this mess is that Nebraska fans, players, and parents can be counted upon to run headlong into the dumbest version of this timeline.
Where was I? Oh yes, football starting at Thanksgiving.
Sources: A start date around Thanksgiving weekend is among the options the #B1G is discussing for the 2020/21 season, as @jaypo1961 first reported. Early January start still getting the most attention. Several coaches have told me a top priority is not altering fall 2021 season.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 28, 2020
I’m guessing you want more details? I really don’t have much. Talk is of an eight game season starting around Turkey Day that could be pushed to January. If someone’s sources provide actual information, we’ll update this post.
I’m guessing you want to know why the potential change? Sorry. No idea. I mean, I can guess and make stuff up like the best of them, but that’s all it will be. In that spirit, I’m going to guess this is a plan being floated by the coaches and maybe some/all of the AD’s. It’s important to remember that coaches and AD’s have *zero* ability to make the Big Ten Presidents do things. Also, this is where I remind you that Kevin Warren works for the presidents. He doesn’t get to tell them what to do either (despite Nebraska and Ohio State fans thinking he runs the Illuminati or something).
Coaches and players want to play. College presidents don’t want to get sued. Everyone wants their money. No one wants anyone to get sick. These are the things we know. What that means for Minnesota and B1G football remains unclear. It’s just that now the murky waters might hold turkey.
Ha, that rhymed.