The university won't allow in-person activities of any kind through July 31. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The University of Oklahoma announced on Friday that it has moved to online courses for the summer session and has suspended in-person activities through July 31, including athletics.

Forget about spring football or training camp; this decision places into question the start of the 2020 college football season.

Multiple college football administrators have noted that teams will need at least a month to prepare for the season. Practice sessions. Film sessions. The whole lot. Penn State's AD said the team will need two months in order to be physically prepared for the season.

If a top-end college football program such as Oklahoma can’t even see its football team meet until at least Aug. 1st, there’s every reason to believe the start of the college football season will be delayed.

This fits in well with concern among CFB insiders that the 2020 season might in fact have to be canceled.

At this point, no one knows exactly what’s going to happen as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost 8,000 Americans had died from the virus as of early Saturday afternoon.

Even if this country were to flatten the curve, there’s concern that a second wave could come during the fall. That leads to even more questions about the 2020 college football season.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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