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Texas A&M Athletic Director Ross Bjork Doesn’t Know Who Has The Ultimate Authority On The College Football Season Happening

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Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork doesn’t seem to know who has the ultimate authority on whether the college football season will happen.

The question has been raised during the coronavirus pandemic about who holds the ultimate say on if the season can happen. Is it the government? Is it the NCAA? Do conferences sign off? Individual schools? Nobody knows, and you can now add Bjork to that list. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

“Who makes the call? Is it the SEC? The NCAA? Is it state governments?” he told The Athletic. He also added that different states could have different standards. You can read his full comments in the tweet below.

This seems to be the big elephant in the room that nobody has an answer to or even knows how to address. I’m not an expert, but I’d have to assume the ultimate authority is with the government.

If the government won’t allow people to gather in large groups, then you’d have to imagine they can find a way to stop massive sporting events from happening.

 

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Having said that, I want to be crystal clear that I have no idea just like everybody else right now. It’s pretty incredible we’re a few months out from camp, and nobody even knows who can green light the season to begin.

Imagine being told three months ago there’d be a massive debate about who would need to sign off on the season. Welcome to sports in 2020.

Hopefully, we get an answer to this question sooner than later, and we can then get our football underway.