With North American sports on hiatus for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, many have started to question if the upcoming 2020 college football season could be in serious jeopardy. While some coaches have remained adamant that the season will be played with little interruption, UCLA football head coach Chip Kelly is hesitant to make any guarantees.
Kelly, speaking with media members on Thursday, made it loud and clear that coaches and schools ultimately have little to zero control as to when sports of any kind can resume as the health crisis continues to evolve. Kelly said that if anybody has the authority to give the definitive "all clear" for sports to resume, it rests in the hands of health and government officials.
"I don't have any say in what's going on," Kelly told reporters on Thursday. "You know, I think the medical people that are in charge will, and I think in a lot of cases, even the NCAA may weigh in on it.
"But you know, the governors of the States and the mayors are the ones that are going to tell you if we can do it. The NCAA can say, 'hey, you guys are all going back,' but if Governor Newsom says we're not going back, then we're not going back."