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"hopefully the current scare will finally induce enough collective caution and mask-wearing to get the U.S. further down the curve"

I feel like I must live in a very different US than Mandel if he believes this to be possible.

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I do think college football coaches yelling at their respective southern states that no masks = no football will sadly do more than anything else we've tried thus far.

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"I feel like I must live in a very different US than Mandel if he believes this to be possible."

100% agree. If anything, we are collectively moving in the wrong direction. There is only so much good we can do by wearing masks, social distancing, and limiting excursions and contact as much as reasonably possible ... whereas it takes a relatively small number of selfish, misguided, moronic patriots to sink our ship.

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Please, don’t make us wait till spring for football!

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Please don’t make us wait until FALL OF 2021 for football!

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A question I have is:

If there is football in Spring then does the 2021 season start in the Fall? Not sure how the NCAA will handle this. Also, Harvard announced today that they are going to 100% online education in the Fall, I assume this may impact how other Ivy League schools and so-called "public Ivies" will respond. Not necessarily a good sign for a fall season this year.

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Amendment. Up to 40% of Harvard undergrads will be on campus this fall, including all freshman. Not sure how this impacts teaching. It turns out my source for the above statement was not all inclusive (or accurate).

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I think the big question is scholarship limits for anyone who wants to come back. You'd probably see a number of players (nationally, not necessarily here) who would forgo returning and just go pro.

Cal has a reputation for not taking our undergrads back for grad school and that seems to be no different for football players, so we might see a lot of grad-transfers.

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Yes, but.....

There’s a pipeline of players coming in that will not stop. Unless all those HS seniors do the same (Which they won’t), teams will

balloon to 5 recruiting years of players instead of four (allowing that redshirts muddle that, but the point being that the firehouse will not stop...). For sake of argument, let’s say they allow more players On a team; it just became harder for the freshmen to break onto the starting roster, and there would likely be a lag that would keep those rosters bloated for years to come. This would require more schollies, which has some financial impact to the bottom line, and it cascades from there..... If we can play a spring season, I’m all for it!!!

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