Much like every other sport, college football is going to look very different in 2020. Here is how these changes can impact the Buccaneers.
While the NFL appears to be going full steam ahead towards having a season, college football is not in the same boat. The different status of the players, the governing bodies, and the players’ individual decisions will all come together to change the season as we know it, and the impacts can run deep for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Putting on a college football season in the current climate is far more complicated than doing the same thing in a professional sports league. The NFL only has a handful of governing bodies that work together, smaller roster sizes, and players that can socially distance due to their compensation. College football is an entirely different story.
The college football season is up against dozens of governing bodies that appear to be on completely different pages, larger roster sizes and other numbers issues that could worsen the spread of COVID-19, and players that will have a harder time socially distancing.
College football will look far different from previous years, and there are numerous potential impacts on the Buccaneers and their future.