REPORTS: SEC recruiting ACC, Big 12 to continue seasons, Florida governor supports playing

The SEC is reportedly fighting to continue toward playing a season in 2020.

The Dan Patrick Show reported the SEC is working to get the ACC and Big 12 on board to join them for a season of college football after the weekend culminated with rumors of a shutdown.

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Reports surfaced late Monday morning that the Big Ten has decided to cancel its fall sports season.

The show, which can be found on YouTube, cited an anonymous source saying that 12 of 14 Big Ten presidents voted against having a college football season this fall.

Iowa and Nebraska were the two schools in the Big Ten that were pushing to play, per the source.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said on the Outkick The Coverage show on Monday that the ACC and SEC should play and acquire Big Ten players if the Big Ten decides not to have a season.

“Not only should (SEC schools) make the best decision for themselves and not let the Big Ten lead them into canceling sports, what they should do is they should reach out to all the Big Ten athletes and say, ‘Hey, we’re playing,’ “ DeSantis said.

“I mean, look, I don’t want Justin fields playing against Florida teams, but I mean, at the end of the day, I think you’re going to see if there’s parts of the country that won’t allow the opportunity in other parts.”

Louisville coach Scott Satterfield said that as of Monday morning, “The ACC is moving forward no matter what other conferences do”

DeSantis indicated the sports regionalism is becoming obvious across the nation amid a political divide, of sorts.

“You’re already seeing you have some high school athletes that are moving from California to Georgia and stuff, (and)  I think you’ll see that happen,” the republican governor said. 

“So no, you don’t go by what the Big Ten does. You’ve got to do what’s right for your institutions, and I think here, the safest thing is to play because I think this is the best environment for our student athletes.”

SEC Network host Paul Finebaum said on ESPN Monday morning that “The college football season is not dead, it’s just only on life support right now.”

Finebaum said he talked to an SEC source that said they are still planning on playing the upcoming football season.

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