Real Pod Wednesdays: Football in 2020 Back on the Table for the Big Ten, But It Might Be Too Late for Ohio State's College Football Playoff Hopes

By Dan Hope and Colin Hass-Hill on September 2, 2020 at 12:50 pm
Ohio State fans at Saturday's rally

Could we end up seeing football in 2020 after all?

After another wild week of twists and turns, that's what we're wondering this week, as rumors have ramped up about the Big Ten starting its season around Thanksgiving or potentially even sooner despite its decision last month to postpone fall sports.

While a full season that starts in October and concludes with the Big Ten champion in the College Football Playoff might still be a long shot, we discuss what would need to happen to make that happen and why a November start to the season might ultimately emerge as the conference's path forward. We also discuss whether the CFP committee would consider selecting Ohio State even if the season starts in November, and what a Big Ten season that starts before the CFP and ends after it could look like.

We also spend time on this week's show discussing our takeaways from the first week of high school football in Ohio, why the Big Ten can't “continue to be transparent” since it hasn't started being transparent, why we were pleasantly surprised by how Saturday's rally outside Ohio Stadium went and why watching other teams play college football right now is just plain weird.

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