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Kirk Herbstreit says ‘I’ll be shocked’ if college football, NFL played in fall

The ESPN analyst says he doesn’t think the games should go on as scheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

While sports have been postponed across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, the status of the upcoming NFL and college football seasons in the fall has been a looming question mark.

Although games are still four months away, ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit said he doesn’t think football should be played as scheduled.

“I’ll be shocked if we have NFL football this fall, if we have college football,” Herbstreit, 50, said in an ESPN Radio interview, per TMZ. “I’ll be so surprised if that happens.

“Just because from what I understand, people that I listen to, you’re 12 to 18 months from a (coronavirus) vaccine. I don’t know how you let these guys go into locker rooms and let stadiums be filled up and how you can play ball. I just don’t know how you can do it with the optics of it.

“Next thing you know, you got a locker room full of guys that are sick. And that’s on your watch. I wouldn’t want to have that.”

The NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS have all suspended their seasons this spring and haven’t set a timetable for a return. Spring college sports have been canceled as well.

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