Count Urban Meyer among those who think that postponing college football until spring may as well be the same thing as canceling the season.
The former Ohio State coach does not think spring college football is feasible. He believes it would be too much to ask students to potentially play two seasons in one calendar year, even if one or both of those seasons is abbreviated.
Urban Meyer on potential of spring football: "No chance. You can't ask student-athletes to play two seasons in one calendar year."
— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) August 11, 2020
Meyer makes a good point here. Much of the focus on spring football has been about whether the pandemic will allow it to happen, but even if it does, it’s asking a lot of athletes to play in spring and then presumably once again in fall.
For now, conferences that are postponing seasons are saying they will assess the possibility of playing in spring. They may find what Meyer thinks is true.