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JUCO Football Is Expected To Move To The Spring During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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JUCO football is expected to move to the spring.

According to CBS Sports, the National Junior College Athletic Association’s football season will move to the spring amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The plan is to announce the decision at some point Monday.

I understand that this isn’t FBS football, but the FBS is loaded with former JUCO players. JUCO schools feed recruiting pipelines, and games won’t even happen until the spring because of coronavirus.

While some people might use this decision to argue for the FBS doing the same, I’d very much argue against that idea.

We simply can’t have major football games moved to the spring. It’d be an absolute disaster. While I’m sure JUCO people are all nice people, nobody really cares when they play outside of coaches and recruiters.

Moving major college football to the spring would incredibly stupid. You’d be asking players to play through May, take a couple weeks off and get right back to camp.

Their bodies simply can’t tolerate that, and they shouldn’t be asked to try.

I don’t have all the answers, but I know enough about football to know SEC and Big 10 schools can’t be playing in May and then go back to workouts on campus in June.

It’d be a disaster of epic proportions. So, while I respect JUCO schools playing in the spring, we can’t allow it to make any impact on football games that actually matter.

The NCAA has to fight moving the season back at all costs. We just can’t do it.