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University Of Arizona President Robert Robbins Says Football In The Fall Is ‘Unlikely,’ Doesn’t ‘See It Happening’

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University of Arizona President Robert Robbins doesn’t think the football season will happen as scheduled.

During the coronavirus pandemic, people have been searching for answers about America’s favorite sports as the future hangs in the balance. Well, Robbins isn’t optimistic the games will proceed as planned because of the chaos caused by the virus. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

 

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“I’m really concerned about whether we’re going to be playing football in the fall. My sense, right now, I just don’t see that happening,” Robbins said during an interview with KVOI-AM, according to ESPN. “As much as I want it, you know, it just seems as though if we do play any football in the fall, it’s going to be delayed because I’ve heard nothing and we’re headed to May 1. My hope is we’re going to get some clarity on this very soon, but it seems unlikely to me. I’d love to see it happen, but we’re waiting every day to get some guidance.”

 

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As for when the action could get underway, Robbins speculated there’s a real chance the games could start in early 2021 and overlap with college basketball.

All the way around, Robbins isn’t optimistic that football fans will get games in the fall.

 

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I don’t worry too much when pundits and stuff speculate. That’s their job and they get paid to pour over all the different options for the college football season.

However, I do worry when people running major universities start to say stuff like Robbins did. They have actual power and authority.

 

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When people with actual power and authority start making comments about the season not happening, that’s a good time to start getting nervous.

We’ll have to wait to see what happens with the football season, but it certainly seems like there’s a chance major changes are made.

 

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Do your part to save college football, folks! We need to all come together!