Mountain West Football Teams Without Enough Players Because Of Coronavirus Will Have To Forfeit

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The Mountain West Conference won’t reschedule football games this season because of coronavirus.

Following in the footsteps of the SEC, the MWC has no intention of rescheduling games because of a team not having enough healthy players. If there’s an outbreak, be prepared to forfeit! (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

“The Mountain West does not plan to reschedule, postpone or cancel any games. If the game is scheduled to begin at 1 o’clock on Saturday and team X is not available to play, it will be determined a forfeit,” commissioner Craig Thompson told the media Wednesday, according to The San Diego Tribune.

As I said when the SEC made the same decision, it’s a tough call, but it’s 100% the correct decision to make teams forfeit.

We need to get back to normal, and that means playing football as intended. If a team doesn’t get vaccinated and gets a massive outbreak, we can’t allow it to derail another team’s season.

It’s that simple. Getting back to normal has to be our top priority, and that might mean making some tough calls. Forcing teams to forfeit if they don’t have enough players is a tough call, but it’s also 100% the right call.

Let’s hope every other conference makes the exact same call. It’s the only option we have.