The SEC won’t reschedule football games this season because of coronavirus.
According to Brody Miller, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey announced Monday during SEC Media Days that games canceled because of positive coronavirus tests won’t be rescheduled. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
In fact, he even took it a step further and suggested teams who can’t field a team will have to forfeit. He’s placing the burden to get vaccinated on teams, and it sounds like there won’t be much wiggle room.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announces games will not be rescheduled this fall due to COVID. It is up to teams to get vaccinated. If they don’t have enough, they may have to forfeit.
Six of 14 SEC teams have reached the 80% vaccination threshold, he said.
— Brody Miller (@BrodyAMiller) July 19, 2021
I have torn feelings on this decision. On one hand, we know that you can still contract coronavirus after you’ve been vaccinated.
The vaccine is a great defense against the virus, but it’s not a 100% guarantee that you don’t get the virus.
In theory, you could have a team with a bunch of vaccinated players who test positive. Should they be punished and forced to forfeit a game? I’d say no.
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We fought the great war to save football in 2020, and it’s now time to move forward. It might result in some tough decisions, but we have to do it.
We don’t have a choice. Football has to be played as it always has been and that means we’re not pushing games back.
Started the weekend on Fox News talking about the incredible success of the college football season.
When we were told the season had to be canceled, millions of fans rose up and saved football. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/HKYfLJOdnF
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) January 9, 2021
While I see the downside, Sankey’s decision is the right one.