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Sport Coronavirus: Kansas State AD not thrilled with Kirk Herbstreit saying he'd be 'shocked' if football happens

01:25  01 april  2020
01:25  01 april  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Kansas school buildings ordered closed statewide for remainder of academic year

  Kansas school buildings ordered closed statewide for remainder of academic year Kansas Governor Laura Kelly on Tuesday ordered all public and private schools from kindergarten through 12th grade closed to classroom instruction statewide for the remainder of the academic year due to the coronavirus threat. © AP Photo/John Hanna Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions from reporters after announcing that she'd order all public and private K-12 schools in the state to close for the rest of the semester, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kelly issued the order in hopes of checking the spread of the coronavirus, and her action will move learning online for students.

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a man wearing a suit and tie: Gene Taylor (right) hired coach Chris Klieman before the 2019 season. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Gene Taylor (right) hired coach Chris Klieman before the 2019 season. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) While ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit says he’ll be shocked if the college football season happens as scheduled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor wishes Herbstreit wouldn’t have said anything at all.

In an interview with KMAN in Manhattan, Kansas, on Monday, Taylor said he wasn’t ready to start making predictions about the fate of the 2020 football season. And he also made sure to express his displeasure with Herbstreit’s comments.

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Herbstreit , who is a former Ohio State quarterback, said he doesn't see the coronavirus situation any better by August—when teams begin fall practice. "I'll be shocked if we have NFL football this fall, if we have college football . I'll be so surprised if that happens ," Herbstreit told TMZ.com.

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“I appreciate Kirk becoming a medical doctor and telling us what we should or shouldn’t do,” Taylor said in the interview. “But I’m not ready to go there yet. I certainly am hopeful that if we maintain the recommendations of some medical folks and stay away from one another and be careful and not do any public events in crowds, maybe life in 60-90 days will be at a point where we can bring our kids back to campus and at least practice sometime in July. I think a lot of coaches feel that if we had a 10 or 12 or 14-day reacclimatization period that they could get into fall camp in the early August time frame. So I’m not ready to pull that plug yet, I’m just hoping that we maintain the things that the medical folks are telling us to maintain.”

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New York State , which has been especially aggressive in testing, announced thousands more cases on Friday. That state accounts for more than one-third of the country’s known coronavirus cases. John Bel Edwards said last week as he restricted public gatherings and urged people to stay inside.

Herbstreit said on ESPN Radio last week that he would be shocked if there was a football season because of the coronavirus vaccine timeline. Health officials and experts have said a vaccine won’t be available to the public until early 2021 and Herbstreit reasoned that the lack of a vaccine could make it impossible for football to happen.

It’s not an illogical take, especially if our social distancing practices don’t do enough in the coming months to ward off the spread of the virus thanks to the United States’ lack of testing. And Taylor did admit in his interview that it could be a possibility that college football games are played without fans this fall.

“I think all that’s potentially on the table,” he said. “I can see us also trying to push the season a couple weeks so you can still get most of the games in, if not all of them. And push them in a little more into December. I think we do have the flexibility only having 12 weeks.”

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On Saturday, he said that he had not used the Defense Production Act — which empowers the government to mobilize the private sector to increase the production of scarce goods — because Now those plans, some of which may be outdated, are being revisited for the coronavirus outbreak.

He did not elaborate on when these misdiagnosed cases first appeared – saying only that “some cases have been diagnosed that way.” Zhao is not the only high-profile political figure to voice suspicions about the timing of the Games and the introduction of the coronavirus in Wuhan.

The cancellation or reduction of the 2020 college football season would have massive financial impacts across the board in college athletics. Athletic departments rely on the revenue from football games and associated television contracts to prop up their budgets. Without that revenue, lots of schools will be facing massive operating deficits.

That’s also independent of the NCAA’s smaller than anticipated financial distribution because of the cancellation of the NCAA tournaments. The NCAA gave out less than half of its anticipated distribution because there were no men’s and women’s basketball tournaments and NCAA execs are also taking pay cuts.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports

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