Texas Governor Greg Abbott: Texas Is Ready For College Football

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

OutKick founder, host and author. He's presently banned from appearing on both CNN and ESPN because he’s too honest for both.


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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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