The Ohio State football team was one of the favorites to win the national championship this season. But if the season isn’t played in the fall, that all goes out the window.
Ohio State football is one of the best programs in America. They are one of the favorites to win the 2020 national championship as of right now. That is, of course, assuming that the 2020 season is played in the fall like it is supposed to be played.
Plans for a national title would go by the wayside if the season was moved to the spring. Top players like Justin Fields, Chris Olave, Wyatt Davis, and others would have no incentive to play that close to the NFL Draft. They would sit out to protect themselves from injury to protect their stock.
Spring football would be a disaster for Ohio State’s hope for a title. Without those players, they have no chance to win it all. Of course, a lot of other top teams would lose players for the exact same reason. That would even the playing field a bit, but I’m not sure it would do it enough.
Playing football in the spring seems to be an absolute last resort for athletic directors across the country. They want to play in the fall like normal if at all possible. Spring football would only played if it was the only option to prevent the season from being canceled.
It would be one of the greatest tragedies in Ohio State football history to have this season canceled or have players sit out. It is one of their best chances to win a title since 2014, and it would be a shame for them to not even get a chance to get there.
A decision like this wouldn’t be made until late August or early September, so we still have a little while. Hopefully, it’s a decision that never has to be made.