Miami football on track to play according to ACC report

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 02: (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 02: (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images) /

A report from CBS Sports via an unnamed ACC official claims that the conference and thus the Miami football program is trying to move forward and play the 2020 season.

The ACC released the revised schedule of teams for the 2020 season last month and the dates of those games last week. The Miami football team is scheduled to play UAB in their season opener and only non-conference game on September 10 at Hard Rock Stadium. The ACC opener is at Louisville on September 19.

The Mid American Conference announced last week that they are canceling their 2020 football season. The Mountain West announced on Monday they are at the very least postponing their season this fall and will revisit the possibility of playing this spring. Rumors ran wild on Monday the Big 10 is canceling their 2020 season.

Nothing has been confirmed yet by the Big 10 after legendary sportscaster Dan Patrick was the first major media outlet to announce on his show on Monday the Big 10 is canceling their season. Kirk Herbstreit, the top College Football analyst for ABC tweeted on Monday that the Big 10 is only looking to delay the start of the season.

The ACC official told CBS Sports that they are trying to move forward with the season and there has not been an official deadline date that they would have to set to decide that could happen. Most ACC teams begin Saturday, September 12, with the Miami football team starting two days earlier as previously mentioned.

"“We are trying to move forward [with playing] absolutely….I don’t know if there is a drop dead time period [to decide,…We don’t start play until Sept. 12 as a league.”"

The decision by the Big 10 will have to be watched closely. More reports have come out that the Pac 12 could decide to cancel their fall football schedule after the Big 10 does. The conferences are making decisions on their own without an official governing body that oversees the FBS. Chaos is prevailing.

The ACC, Big XII, SEC and three other remaining Group of Five conferences who have not canceled could still play the season. The potential is that the college football playoff could occur without the Big 10 and the Pac 12. Two representatives with ties to the Big 10 and one to the Pac 12 are on the CFP committee.

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Ohio State defeated Oregon in the first college football playoff in January 2015. The Big 10 and Pac 12 have not won a college football playoff game since. Alabama and Clemson have combined to win 12 of the 15 college football playoff games played since then. LSU was two of the other three wins in 2019-20.