Everyone wants there to be a college football season this fall, but the fact of the matter is, the unknowns regarding the season far outweigh the knowns at this point. The Ivy League has canceled its season and the Big Ten has announced that it’ll be playing a conference only schedule, but hope still remains that college football will be played this fall in some form or another.
Things seem to be trending more and more in the wrong direction each day and there are certainly two very opinionated crowds on the matter. You have the people that think the season should go ahead and be pushed to the spring while others, the more optimistic folks, think college football is meant for the fall no matter the circumstances.
It’s safe to say that LSU head coach Ed Orgeron falls into the optimistic crowd.
Orgeron recently sat down with Vice President Mike Pence during a roundtable discussion at Tiger Stadium. Reopening Louisiana schools was the main topic of discussion, but Orgeron offered up his opinion about playing college football amid the pandemic. It’s a very on-brand statement made by Orgeron, which you’ve gotta respect.
“We need to play. This state needs it. This country needs it,” Orgeron said
“I don’t think we can take this away from our players, take this away from our state and our country,” Orgeron said. “We need football. Football is the lifeblood of our country.”
It’s as simple as that, Orgeron has spoken, the country needs college football so let’s make it happen.
Maybe we all need to take a page out of Orgeron’s playbook and keep things simple. I’m not going to disagree with him, having a college football season this fall would be very nice.