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Gerry DiNardo Says College Football Is A Regional Sport, Programs Should Return As They Choose

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Gerry DiNardo doesn’t think college football programs all need to start at the same time.

Right now, everyone wants to know when football practice will get underway and if the games will happen as scheduled during the coronavirus pandemic. DiNardo, who used to coach at LSU and currently works for the Big Ten Network, doesn’t think a one size fits all approach is a smart idea. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

“It’s a regional sport. Let’s give every region an opportunity to come back to their campuses with their students and their student-athletes at their right time,” DiNardo said in a video tweeted Wednesday by the Big Ten Network.

You can watch his full comments below.

I can get down with what DiNardo is selling. It’s very simple in my eyes, and I think a lot of people will agree with me.

The schools that want to play should be allowed to play and the teams that want to sit the season out can do so.

The idea the SEC and Big 10 should wait around to see what the PAC-12 does is laughable. We’re talking about big boy football.

We’re talking about some of the most historic programs in America. If the PAC-12 wants to sit on their hands and do nothing, then let them.

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If you think I’m not playing football in the B1G in the fall because of what Gavin Newsom wants to do, then you’ve lost your damn mind.

We will have football, we will play games on Saturdays and I will get under center myself if I have to. What we won’t do is let a small handful of schools derail the whole season.