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Tom Herman expects there will be a college football season

Tom Herman

Tom Herman expects there to be a college football season this year.

Herman appeared as a guest on the “Tiki and Tierney Show” on CBS Sports TV and Radio Tuesday and talked about the possibility of a season.

“I expect a season, yes. What that season looks like when it starts, I don’t know. In terms of having a season, I really do [think it will happen]. I believe that our fans need it, our department needs it, our players need it. Will it start on time? I sure hope so. I think we’re all working under a model of whenever it is safe to start, we would need about six weeks: a two-week assessment and reconditioning of our guys, and then a four-week training camp as usual,” Herman said.

The Texas Longhorns coach believes if the season needs to be pushed back, conferences might reduce their schedules and only play conference games.

He also addressed the question if someone tests positive for the coronavirus.

“We’re going to have to find a way to sequester our team, support personnel, and coaches to limit our interaction with the outside world. At the same time, I don’t know that we’ve necessarily talked about if a player does test positive, the ramifications on the entire team and organization… I do envision some sort of quarantine or sequestering of our team and really entire organization to mitigate their exposure to anybody else that might test positive.”

There are still numerous details to work out, as Herman’s answer shows. The NCAA president has said they will not have fall sports unless schools are safe enough for students to be on campus. But if Herman thinks there will be a season, then that means he is expecting there to be college in the fall.

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