1. What It All Means: Week 4
It’s still weird, and there are still too many parts of the 2020 college football season that don’t seem close to correct – the social distancing and adherence to masking guidelines in the stands went bye-bye at several places with serious on-campus outbreak issues – but for the first time since this all started …
College football was … fun? And it’s okay.
This wasn’t just a weekend of games between teams that only friends, family, alumni, and bettors really cared about. This was the opening weekend of SEC football.
This was the start of the Mike Leach era at Mississippi State, and the beginning of what Lane Kiffin is putting together – lost in everything was a huge offensive day from QB Matt Corral and the Rebels – at Ole Miss.
Alabama was playing again and doing Alabama things.
Recaps, Ranking the Games
ACC | Big 12 | SEC | Bowl Projections
Rankings AP | Coaches | CFN 1-127 Rankings
Week 5 Early Line Predictions
Hot Seat Coach Rankings
College Football Playoff Chase, Who’s Alive?
How’d We Do? Week 4 Predictions
Auburn and Kentucky were interesting, Tennessee and South Carolina were fun, and Texas A&M and Vanderbilt were … uhhhh … Auburn and Kentucky were interesting.
We got a Big 12 game that really, really mattered with Kansas State’s upset over Oklahoma, and the Big 12 went all Big 12 with Texas and Texas Tech putting on an epic show.
There were postponements, and there were ugly blowouts that should’ve been fun – looking at you, Miami-FSU – but SEC football is back, the Big Ten and Pac-12 are on their way, and even the Mountain West and MAC are pushing there way back to playing again.
No, it’s not perfect in any way, but college football is pushing through. It’s a bad situation, but overall the system seems to be working.
Can’t play? Fine, postpone, don’t take chances, get everything right, and get better. When teams do get on the field and can safely go, it’s on.
With the nightmare of a year and all the political horrors slamming everyone down, having college football be fun again matters.
And again, it’s okay.