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Utah AD Mark Harlan says department-wide furloughs have begun, along with some layoffs
As the University of Utah athletic department faces a potential loss of $60 million if no football is played this fiscal year, the reality of the situation is hitting those who work there.

Speaking on ESPN700 Friday afternoon, Utah athletic director Mark Harlan said a full department-wide furlough has been implemented. The furlough will include Harlan himself on down through his department, which includes two head coaches, Kyle Whittingham and Larry Krystkowiak, both making north of $3 million annually.

https://www.sltrib.com/sports/utah-utes/2020/09/04/utah-ad-mark-harlan-says/
 
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5 days ago the official Tennessee football twitter account tweeted out pictures of many members of the team participating in a large protest. Today they announced 44 players are unavailable to practice.

https://twitter.com/tnsports/status/1302321614332334081?s=21
 

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5 days ago the official Tennessee football twitter account tweeted out pictures of many members of the team participating in a large protest. Today they announced 44 players are unavailable to practice.

https://twitter.com/tnsports/status/1302321614332334081?s=21
Silly to have allowed them to go to protest in person. Could have had them watch a livestream in their facilities together. Could have held a second demonstration in solidarity but be in the stadium maybe.

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An interesting angle that's come up in the last few days, with the B1G & PAC 12possibly starting their season later is what happens to the playoffs? I agree with Dabo here, screw 'em, they made their bed & now they can lie in it.

For them to qualify for the playoffs, they'd have to begin play October 10th in order to get in a 10 game season. They've got 5 weeks from tomorrow to get started. That's what Dan Patrick is reporting right now & he's not the type to put that out there without some pretty solid info.


https://www.espn.com/college-footba.../clemson-dabo-swinney-cfp-wait-big-ten-pac-12
The schools who are playing should absolutely not be forced to wait until the Big 10 and Pac 12 finish their season.....as you say, mid October would probably be the latest possible. My guess is that they won't make that deadline. In that case, the CFP will happen without them. Then there will be a big push for a split national title saying the winner of the "rose bowl" between the Big 10 and Pac 12 champs should get a natty as well. My bet is that this is granted.

I'm interested to see how rankings are done. Will they continue casting votes for teams that aren't playing or will they remove them? Then will they add them back in if they start playing in November or will they have a separate ranking?
 
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The schools who are playing should absolutely not be forced to wait until the Big 10 and Pac 12 finish their season.....as you say, mid October would probably be the latest possible. My guess is that they won't make that deadline. In that case, the CFP will happen without them. Then there will be a big push for a split national title saying the winner of the "rose bowl" between the Big 10 and Pac 12 champs should get a natty as well. My bet is that this is granted.

I'm interested to see how rankings are done. Will they continue casting votes for teams that aren't playing or will they remove them? Then will they add them back in if they start playing in November or will they have a separate ranking?
October 10th is the drop dead date. Not enough Saturdays to get the 10 games in otherwise.

So, this means the PAC12 is out, according to what Larry Scott said friday. They won't have the ability to test daily until October, & still have 6 schools whose states won't allow contact practices, so it seems unlikely they could ever make that deadline.

Now, B1G, who knows, but Dan Patrick's been pretty spot on with this stuff so far & I agree with him that we'll likely know their final decision by Tuesday. Personally, I think those guys thought they'd pull the plug & the rest of the world would follow, because, by god we're the B1G!
 

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The schools who are playing should absolutely not be forced to wait until the Big 10 and Pac 12 finish their season.....as you say, mid October would probably be the latest possible. My guess is that they won't make that deadline. In that case, the CFP will happen without them. Then there will be a big push for a split national title saying the winner of the "rose bowl" between the Big 10 and Pac 12 champs should get a natty as well. My bet is that this is granted.

I'm interested to see how rankings are done. Will they continue casting votes for teams that aren't playing or will they remove them? Then will they add them back in if they start playing in November or will they have a separate ranking?
October 10th is the drop dead date. Not enough Saturdays to get the 10 games in otherwise.

So, this means the PAC12 is out, according to what Larry Scott said friday. They won't have the ability to test daily until October, & still have 6 schools whose states won't allow contact practices, so it seems unlikely they could ever make that deadline.

Now, B1G, who knows, but Dan Patrick's been pretty spot on with this stuff so far & I agree with him that we'll likely know their final decision by Tuesday. Personally, I think those guys thought they'd pull the plug & the rest of the world would follow, because, by god we're the B1G!
Agreed. They pulled the plug too soon and are paying the price for it by having to scramble now.

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Silly to have allowed them to go to protest in person. Could have had them watch a livestream in their facilities together. Could have held a second demonstration in solidarity but be in the stadium maybe.

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Why wouldn't you allow football players to protest in favor of backing the blue and law enforcement?
 

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The schools who are playing should absolutely not be forced to wait until the Big 10 and Pac 12 finish their season.....as you say, mid October would probably be the latest possible. My guess is that they won't make that deadline. In that case, the CFP will happen without them. Then there will be a big push for a split national title saying the winner of the "rose bowl" between the Big 10 and Pac 12 champs should get a natty as well. My bet is that this is granted.

I'm interested to see how rankings are done. Will they continue casting votes for teams that aren't playing or will they remove them? Then will they add them back in if they start playing in November or will they have a separate ranking?
I'd be in favor of splitting the national championship/ Rose Bowl Compromise and re-arranging the bowl games for this year only.
 

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Silly to have allowed them to go to protest in person. Could have had them watch a livestream in their facilities together. Could have held a second demonstration in solidarity but be in the stadium maybe.

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Why wouldn't you allow football players to protest in favor of backing the blue and law enforcement?
Read what I said. They could have shown solidarity some other way. No need to risk their season for it. To me it doesn't matter what the protest/rally was for.

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https://www.1011now.com/2020/09/11/...-big-ten-commissioner-demanding-transparency/

The Attorney General’s office instructed Conference officials to provide them with documents and records to determine if they have operated in compliance with Nebraska law and their own governing documents.

“In order to receive the advantages to operate as a nonprofit organization in Nebraska, it is imperative that the organization operate with complete transparency regarding its decision-making process. Nebraskans expect transparency from nonprofits operating in this state, and the Big Ten Conference is no exception,” stated Attorney General Doug Peterson.