Somebody gave me a hard time for not posting anything about a player survey about the coronavirus that appeared in The Athletic, so I’ll make amends by noting the one ESPN conducted with 73 FBS players.
Here are the three primary findings:
Are you comfortable practicing and playing games without a coronavirus vaccine?
Are you comfortable practicing and playing games if your school isn’t open to the general student body?
Are you willing to play games in empty stadiums?
And here are the two results I find more pertinent.
If the season got delayed or interrupted, would you be willing to play two seasons in one calendar year?
How long do you need to get ready for the season?
Four weeks: 17
Six weeks: 37
Eight weeks: 17
More than eight weeks: 1
Whatever the NCAA says: 1
Why do I say that? Because this strikes me as having the ring of truth to it:
In other words, “voluntary” does not mean what we think it means.