The College Football season could be on the brink of not happening, but for Tennessee Football, the focus is the non-conference schedule.
There is a lot of confusion in college football leading up to the start of the season. We’re just over a month away from Week 1, and many Tennessee football fans’ focus is on Tennessee’s matchup with Oklahoma.
A lot of Tennessee fans have already purchased tickets for the game in Norman, so as some conferences cancel non-conference games due to COVID-19, they wonder if the Oklahoma game will be canceled too.
Well, Oklahoma has adjusted its schedule, but Tennessee still remains in its Week 2 slot. The Sooners announced that they’re moving their Week 1 opener against Missouri State up one week to August 29, and they will have a BYE week before the Tennessee game.
This is a good sign for the Big 12 and SEC when it comes to both conferences playing its non-conference games.
If Jeremy Pruitt and the Vols wanted to add some gamesmanship, then they could match Oklahoma and move Tennessee’s Week 1 game against Charlotte up one week to August 29 as well, so the Vols can also have a BYE week before the Week 2 matchup.
For college football fans hoping for a little bit of normalcy this college football season, this is a big step in the right direction as Oklahoma and Tennessee both seem to be preparing to play this game.
I don’t think the Big 12 or SEC wants to cancel non-conference games because both conferences have important games similar to this one. Another one of those important games is scheduled to be played on the same weekend as when the Vols will head to Norman when Texas and LSU face off in Baton Rouge.
Hopefully, the college football season won’t be affected any more than it already has. The 2020 season could be a pivotal one if Pruitt wants to have a successful career at Tennessee.