Dan Patrick has been a source of the Big Ten’s directional plans in recent weeks. He was first to report that the conference presidents and chancellors voted to postpone Fall sports — and thus football — and also had a source in the conference painting a Thanksgiving return as a “very long shot”.
But now, after President Trump and Kevin Warren had a productive phone call, things appear to be shifting again:
“From source: If conference can pass updated safety measures and procedures, Big Ten targeting Oct. 10 to start football season.” – Dan Patrick
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) September 1, 2020
Earlier today, President Trump said a return to play was on the “one yard line” while a Big Ten statement was non-committal.
October 10th would be on the very early end — we’ll see if they can figure out the process of the safety procedures and getting the presidents and chancellors to agree to them in order for a return to play at that date.