Army started 2012 “Spring” football practice this morning (around 7 AM, I might add).
It is February 13th.
Army’s “Spring” Game is scheduled to be held March 9th at Fort Benning, GA. Therefore, they will have concluded “Spring” football practice before…Spring.
You might be saying to yourself, “Self, the season just ended!” That is closer to being true than you might think. January 9th was the date Alabama defeated LSU for the 2011 BCS Championship.
College football ’12 is here. And most definitely, some people are just not ready. Negotiations are still being finalized to allow West Virginia to play in the Big 12 this season. It remains to be seen what other departing Big East schools Pitt and Syracuse, headed for the ACC, might do now to try to speed up their respective exits. It would be helpful to know who is playing where before the first currently scheduled game needs to actually be played.
Meanwhile, two conferences – the Mountain West and Conference USA – are still trying to figure out whether to even remain as separate conferences.
The haves and have-nots in college football (i.e. college sports) both have issues to resolve short and long-term.
And all the other athletic endeavors at universities hang in the balance.
The quote of the weekend comes from Southern Miss interim Athletic Director Jeff Hammond. He was speaking to a group of USM boosters about state rivals Ole Miss and Mississippi State, who haven’t won an SEC title in nearly four decades…each getting $21 mil last season from the SEC’s revenue-sharing package.
“Folks, that is more than our entire athletic budget.”
College football season starts today…ready or not.