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Virginia Tech AD: ‘Open to shifting football season’

10Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock said college football could move back its full schedule to focus on getting in the entire 2020 season.

Babcock, in agreement with Ross Bjork, his counterpart at Texas A&M, said the focus for college football should not be on rushing to return for Week 1, but on delaying the start for safety and in consideration to playing an entire season.

“Everyone wants to try to play a football season if it’s safe,” Babcock told the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Mike Barber. “We would be open to shifting the season, even if it overlapped with other sports.”

The comments are in contrast to the voices of popular coaches at Clemson and Oklahoma State and their statements made amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Dabo Swinney said he has no doubt the season will start on time. Clemson is scheduled to play at Georgia Tech on Sept. 3.

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said on Tuesday he wants his office and team back together by May 1.

–Field Level Media

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