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Matt Leinart says spring college football would be ‘catastrophic’ for players

Matt Leinart

Matt Leinart questions the wisdom of possibly playing a spring college football season.

The possibility of playing a college football season in the spring has been raised if programs deem a fall season too difficult/unsafe to take place. Major college football programs are reluctant to cancel a season due to the revenue loss their schools would incur. Playing in the spring would be a fallback option, and one Leinart does not like.

The former Heisman Trophy winner called spring football a “terrible idea.”

Leinart believes it would be “catastrophic” on the bodies of young players to have them play a spring season and then another season in the fall of 2021. He adds that players would sit out the spring season — likely the ones eligible for the NFL Draft.

Leinart, who played at USC from 2003-2005 and now is an analyst for FOX college football, seems to support playing a fall season.

For now, the Big Ten and Pac-12 reportedly are planning to play conference-only football schedules.

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