Paul Finebaum was on ESPN's Get Up! this morning and says the chances of the 3 remaining power 5 conferences backing out of a season are slim.
“This may give adrenaline to the other three conferences to move forward without being as careful as they need to be,” Finebaum said . “I know that sounds like a major statement, but they feel it. If you’re the Big 12, the ACC or the SEC, you’re feeling that you’re doing something great right now by playing college football, which may not be great at all. But the odds of any of those three backing down before we get closer to Sept. 26 right now, I think, is very small because of the B1G’s PR nightmare.”
Finebaum also took a shot at the Big Ten for the way they have handled the cancelling of the fall season.
“This is a public relations nightmare for the Big Ten. And they did it to themselves,” Finebaum said. “They announced the schedule and came right back and canceled. And the biggest problem the Big Ten has had is they didn’t explain their reasoning. Kevin Warren has done one interview, one major television interview, with the Big Ten Network and quite frankly, it was embarrassing."
I think the idea of the last 3 cancelling may depend on testing numbers. I do think that the Big Ten may have jumped the gun. We will discuss the Big Ten Gong show this afternoon at 3pm on The Rundown.