Football provides ‘normalcy’ and an escape

College Football season is upon us after all sorts of turbulence in the month of August. Two of the three Power Five conferences that’ll be playing football this fall, the ACC and Big12, are set to get things rolling this weekend and the SEC will start up on September 26 with its conference only schedule.

Since the 2020 National Championship game, the world has dealt with a pandemic and the United States has experienced all sorts of unrest over issues surrounding social justice and racial equality. Georgia running backs coach Dell McGee, an African-American man, has stood by his players as they’ve expressed their discontent racial inequality while also making his thoughts known in his own way.

He has joined them in their quest to make a difference in the local community with the “Dawgs for Pups” initiative and when he held his first ever meeting with

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Elwanda Tulloch

Say Alabama, Georgia or Oklahoma jumps from 3, 4 or 5 into Ohio State’s No. 2 position. Are we going to stop comparing the Crimson Tide, Bulldogs or Sooners to the team Ryan Day would have rolled out had there not been a pandemic?

When December hits and assuming the Power 3 are still at it, are we going to stop imagining how Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields would have reshaped the Heisman Trophy race?

When whatever College Football Playoff hits, what then? Say what you will about Clemson/SEC playoff superiority, it isn’t like the Big Ten and Pac-12 have missed the party every year.

And how is this supposed to work whenever the Big Ten and Pac-12 get around to staging their version of the season? How are AP voters supposed to slot teams then?

What does the Heisman Trust do, hand out two trophies? What does the CFP do,

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