College football contingencies and Heisman Zoom calls: A Blitz Podcast

With COVID-19 putting some college football programs’ abilities to play in 2020 in doubt, teams are beginning to make contingency plans.

Optimism over having college football in some form in 2020 appears to be rising as restrictions related to COVID-19 around the country have begun to ease up. It still seems unlikely that we will have a normal college football season, for the first time over the last couple of months it seems more likely than not that we will have a season in some form or fashion.

It’s not out of the realm of possibility that some conferences will be able to go forward with a season while some won’t. And while California governor Gavin Newsome has recently walked back talk of keeping the state completely shutdown through the end of September, contingency plans have already begun being made by teams facing non-conference matchups against PAC-12 opponents in the first few weeks of the season.

A report emerged last week that Alabama and TCU have had preliminary discussions about a season opening matchup in Dallas. As things stand now, the Crimson Tide is slated to open the season in Dallas against USC, while the Horned Frogs are slated to go on the road and take on California.

If the Pac-12 is unable to play in 2020, or if they decide to play a conference-only schedule, what other matchups will be impacted? That’s the first topic we discuss on this week’s edition of the Saturday Blitz Podcast.

In our second topic, we try to have a little bit of fun in the midst of this soul-crushing pandemic. With the rise in popularity of Zoom calls and other video chats out of absolute necessity, we thought it would be fun to discuss which three Heisman Trophy winners we each would most like to have on a video call, and what we would like to talk to them about.

If you had the opportunity to video-chat with a former Heisman winner, who would you choose and what would you talk about? These are the topics getting us through these uncertain times.

The Saturday Blitz Podcast is part of the FanSided Radio Network at Spreaker. The show goes live every Wednesday morning. You can reach John Mitchell at @jlmitchell93 and Zach Bigalke at @zbigalke on Twitter.

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