As the Mountain West and Mid-American Conference have postponed their fall sports seasons, the ACC has stated the league plans to push forward with its season.
“We are trying to move forward (with playing) absolutely,” an ACC official told CBSSports.com on Monday night.
ACC athletic directors met on Monday to discuss the season and schools are “moving forward in an attempt to play,” SI.com’s Pat Forde posted on Twitter.
FSU plans to open along with all of the ACC on Sept. 12, with the Seminoles playing host to Georgia Tech. The Seminoles did not practice on Monday, a scheduled day off, and are set to return to the field on Tuesday.
The major FBS conferences are meeting and weighing their decisions. The Mountain West Conference, which features one 2020 opponent for FSU in Boise State, opted to postpone its fall season.
There were two reports that the Big Ten has canceled its season, one by radio host Dan Patrick and another by the Detroit Free Press, but no decision was announced by the conference. Big Ten presidents were meeting Monday night, according to reports.
Earlier in the day, Louisville coach Scott Satterfield was critical of college football leaders. Satterfield is clearly worried about the mental health of his players, who he feels are doing everything they can to play this season.
“We are playing with these 18- to 22-year-old minds by some of these leagues are doing this thing, this yo-yo, of here’s what we will do one day and then two days later we will do this right here,” Satterfield said. “That’s not leadership. … The latest I heard this morning was that the ACC is moving forward, no matter what any other conference does, we are moving forward,” Satterfield said. “It’s because of the advice we are getting from our medical advisory board and they said we are OK to push forward and that’s what we are going to do until we hear otherwise.”
Nebraska coach Scott Frost also suggested the Cornhuskers could look to play if the Big Ten shuts down for the 2020 season.
“We’re a proud member of the Big Ten,” Frost said during a Zoom teleconference. “We want to play a Big Ten schedule. I think the only reason we would look at any other options is if for some reason the Big Ten wasn’t playing and only a handful of teams from the Big Ten wanted to continue playing. I think if that’s the case, I think we’re prepared to look at any and all options.”
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said his league will remain patient. The SEC delayed the start of its season to Sept. 26. Sankey posted on Twitter: