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Home Sport Rutgers president says ‘we are far from certain’ on college football season

Rutgers president says ‘we are far from certain’ on college football season

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New Rutgers president Jonathan Holloway believes the football program is on track with the return of head coach Greg Schiano, however with college football unsure to return amid the coronavirus pandemic, Holloway isn’t optimistic in regards to the season’s first kickoff occurring.

“I think we are far from certain that we are going to have a college football season in the fall,” Holloway informed NJ Advance Media. “Maybe in the spring, but even then we are just guessing right now.”

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Schiano admitted that two gamers on Rutgers examined optimistic for COVID-19 throughout preliminary screenings and three different gamers have been put into precautionary quarantine after contact tracing. This system has but to provide any additional updates on take a look at outcomes.

Holloway believes the extra optimistic exams that come about regionally and nationwide within the close to future can be an indication of how the college football season performs out. He added {that a} key subject is the chance concerned for the “small army supporting [a] team,” which incorporates coaches, educational assist, medical staff, trainers, and different staffers who are in higher-risk teams.

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“For me, that is the biggest question,” Holloway stated. “You can quarantine a fall sports team, by and large, for the fall semester. Not that I am a fan of that, but you can do it and then play a game in front of an empty stadium. It’s not desirable, but it can be done.”

Rutgers is scheduled to host Monmouth to open its 12-game season on Sept. 5 at SHI Stadium in Piscataway.

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