Greg Byrne Confirms SEC is Moving Forward with 10-Game Schedule

University Of Alabama

By WVUA 23 Contributor Joshua Ragsdale

The future of the 2020 football season looked to be hanging by a thread after the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced they would not be participating in a fall season and were instead planning on starting in the spring, but the Southeastern Conference is moving forward with their original 10-game, conference-only schedule.

University of Alabama Athletics Director Greg Byrne met with the media Thursday via video conference to provide an update on the plan for fall 2020.

Byrne gave his support on SEC commissioner Greg Sankey’s plan to push back the first game to Sept. 26 and said a patient approach has been the correct one, allowing the conference to keep the 2020 season alive.

“We have said publicly that we want to continue to move forward to play this fall and we’ve tried to,” Byrne said. “I think Greg (Sankey) said it really well about being patient and taking your time to make decisions and I think that has been something we’ve tried to do here at Alabama as well and be very thoughtful with the health and well-being of our student athletes on the forefront.”

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