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“Jumbo” Package: AD Greg Byrne discusses decision timelines for 2020 season

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Happy Friday, everyone. This JP is pretty abbreviated, but Greg Byrne had a lengthy discussion about the process for planning the 2020 season, and a lot of it seemed pretty optimistic.

Byrne: “[SEC commissioner] Greg [Sankey] is talking to his peers almost on a daily basis in the Power 5, and also all the Division I commissioners together too. Because you do want the entire enterprise of college athletics to be healthy through this. At some point, we will have to make decisions on what’s right for the SEC, just like we will make decisions on what’s right for the University of Alabama. But the goal is to try to collectively come together and find solutions that work. I was on an NCAA football oversight committee call today for two hours and we’ve got schools from all across the country who were on this call. I can tell you, the collegiality, we want these things to work, but there is a recognition we may be able to have some our kids back on our campus sooner than someone in New York or California. At some point, there’s going to have be an acceptance of that.

Interestingly, he also estimates that all fans wearing masks would prevent 99%of transmission based on his conversations with medical professionals. While he most certainly allows for the possibility that there will not be a season, the tone is more “find a way” than “wait and see.” It also seems that the SEC is more than willing to play ball without the other conferences,

Read the entire thing as he discusses construction, etc. but football season is on the forefront of everyone’s minds, and if there is any way at all to have a season, it will happen.

Nigel Knott found his destination.

Best of luck to him.

Last, Jeff Allen introduced David Ballou and Dr. Matt Rhea to Alabama fans yesterday. Check it out.

Meet The Strength Staff: Part One

Join Jeff Allen, Associate AD of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer, as he introduces David Ballou (Director of Sports Performance) and Dr. Matt Rhea (Director of Sports Science) to the Alabama Football Team.

Posted by Alabama Football on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Yep, that’s about it. Have a great weekend.

Roll Tide.