Hopes of a 2020 Clemson football season rest on today’s ACC meeting
Clemson football fans hoping to have some kind of an answer when it comes to the 2020 season may have what they’re looking for after today.
The ACC Board of Governors will be meeting today and one of the biggest topics of discussion will be the 2020 football season. While the Board is also scheduled to meet August 5 and may not make any final decisions until then, it’s expected that we’ll get a better ‘feel’ of when, how and if the season will be carried out following today’s meeting.
Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel reported last week that the ‘favored proposal’ for the ACC at this point was a model that would allow teams to play 10 conference games and one non-conference game. In this proposal, the start of the season would be delayed by a week or two, and would start at some point between Sept. 12 and Sept. 26.
The 2020 Clemson football season hangs in the balance of these two meetings, starting today
Who knows if we’ll even get to see a season play out completely, but it all starts with these two meetings as far as Clemson football is concerned.
The ACC Board of Governors are going to discuss what the season will look like and how they’re going to go about protocol. There are a lot of questions, thoughts, ideas and concerns to be hashed out and that all starts with the meeting today.
It may very well be another week or so before we hear anything definitive, but I wouldn’t be surprised if reports start to trickle out about what the ACC is planning to do and how it’s planning to go about the 2020 season as early as the rest of the week.
No one truly knows what the outcome of this meeting will be and it certainly will be interesting to follow along over the course of the next couple of weeks as we inch closer to the scheduled start of fall camp.
Update: Following a report that no decision would be made today, ESPN’s Heather Dinich reported that no one truly knows. She said they might not vote today, but you can’t count it out.
Dinich also said that some presidents are ready to “act on the advice of medical experts,” but there is hesitancy from Athletic Directors because of the uncertainty surround fall championships with the NCAA.