Texas Governor Greg Abbott: Texas Is Ready For College Football

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott just recorded a radio interview for my Outkick the Coverage morning radio program.

The interview focused on football in the state of Texas, college football in particular. You’ll be able to listen to that interview in its entirety tomorrow morning at 620 AM eastern, but the Governor, a fellow Vanderbilt Law grad by the way, wanted me to go ahead and share his college football opinion.

And here it is:

“I support the players #wewanttoplay and look forward to the Big 12 and SEC playing this fall. Texas is ready for college football.”

For fans of Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Texas Tech, and Baylor that’s big news.

Abbott also told me he hopes all these schools can not just play, but also have fans present, but details on those issues remain to be determined in the weeks ahead.

In the meantime, this now means the governors of the two largest states in the country in the Big 12, ACC, and SEC, Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas, have unequivocally endorsed the playing of college football this fall in their states.

That’s monumental political support when it comes to allowing college football to take place in the SEC, ACC, and Big 12.

I know it’s been a crazy past several days — and weeks and months — but I’m increasingly optimistic that the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 are going to be able to find a way to play this fall.

Let’s roll!

Written by Clay Travis

Clay Travis is the founder of the fastest growing national multimedia platform, OutKick, that produces and distributes engaging content across sports and pop culture to millions of fans across the country. OutKick was created by Travis in 2011 and sold to the Fox Corporation in 2021.

One of the most electrifying and outspoken personalities in the industry, Travis hosts OutKick The Show where he provides his unfiltered opinion on the most compelling headlines throughout sports, culture, and politics. He also makes regular appearances on FOX News Media as a contributor providing analysis on a variety of subjects ranging from sports news to the cultural landscape. Throughout the college football season, Travis is on Big Noon Kickoff for Fox Sports breaking down the game and the latest storylines.

Additionally, Travis serves as a co-host of The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, a three-hour conservative radio talk program syndicated across Premiere Networks radio stations nationwide.

Previously, he launched OutKick The Coverage on Fox Sports Radio that included interviews and listener interactions and was on Fox Sports Bet for four years. Additionally, Travis started an iHeartRadio Original Podcast called Wins & Losses that featured in-depth conversations with the biggest names in sports.

Travis is a graduate of George Washington University as well as Vanderbilt Law School. Based in Nashville, he is the author of Dixieland Delight, On Rocky Top, and Republicans Buy Sneakers Too.


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  1. God bless the south, only common sense place left. Also, Gov. Abbott has covid data and knows things are moving positively. I have a child involved in sports medicine at a “Little 10” school and players are shocked, they have no cases and protocol has been followed perfectly.This is simply liberal cancel mentality meant to discourage people heading in to election.

  2. Horns down forever, but I like Governor Abbott’s thinking. College athletes are exponentially safer on campus surrounded by athletic trainers and medical staff than they are at home doing who knows what and who knows how far from medical care. Only in the warped view of the Big 10 and Pac 12 is having two full seasons in one calendar year a good idea.

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