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Friday Forum: Will we have college football in 2020?

Does a summer spent kicking the can down the road and passing the buck instill any confidence?

College Football Playoff National Championship - Clemson v LSU Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images

Perhaps you read my take on the SEC’s new 10-game schedule for the 2020 college football season yesterday. Perhaps you picked up on the reminders I tried to work into every paragraph of just how serious and diffuse the spread and effects of COVID-19 are. Perhaps you, like me, don’t really think there’s a viable path to playing college football in the fall of 2020 in the United States.

But maybe you’re not like me. Maybe you think that everyone is overreacting to this virus that has killed over 150,000 Americans — maybe you think those death tolls are inflated, or something, or that this isn’t worse than the flu, or that the people who have died were high-risk and so far removed from the population that enjoys college football that their deaths, even if tragic, should not stand in the way of the Florida Gators playing the Tennessee Volunteers or something.

Either way: I want to know how you’re feeling right now. Is there going to be a college football season — abridged, started and aborted, altered so significantly as to be unrecognizable — in 2020, or not?

Your thoughts — and civil disagreements, if necessary — are requested below.