Ryan Hayes, a junior offensive lineman, says Jim Harbaugh told the team to be ready for a possible October start, Rainer Sabin of the Detroit Free Press reported Thursday. It was a busy day across college football and in the state of Michigan where governor Gretchen Whitmer paved the way for college sports by allowing high school football to start on September 17.
Add in Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, who says he’s been buddying up with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren, announcing big testing news that the conference has a testing system that will turn around results in 15-minutes and you have all the makings of possible October football.
Two weeks ago Whitmer was “glad” the Big Ten wasn’t playing this fall. Now here we are heading into Labor Day weekend and the dam is starting to show cracks. Whitmer also announced she would allow gyms, bowling alleys and hockey rinks to open.
With the Whitmer roadblock taken down in Michigan, we’re set for a re-vote amongst the Big Ten presidents and chancellors. There are rumors the vote will take place today or tomorrow. Everything is lining up for the Big Ten to re-vote ‘yes’ on fall football. Is it possible Larry Scott, Kevin Warren and Gretchen Whitmer formed a super-secret alliance weeks ago and now they’re dumping it all out on the table for college football fans to see? It sure feels like it.
Buckle up, it’s going to be a big day for Big Ten news.