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SEC athletics director believes college football ‘can survive’ the Coronavirus pandemic

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Regardless of his program drawing the toughest 10-game, conference-only schedule, Arkansas’ athletics director Hunter Yurachek still wants a college football season. The Razorbacks have a new head coach in Sam Pittman, a new offensive coordinator in Kendal Briles, and fresh motivation to compete in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference.

Despite the confusion in the Big Ten and thoughts of whether a season should happen or not, student-athletes across the nation have teamed up to start the #WeWantToPlay movement.

Coaches have gotten involved and a couple of athletic directors — including Yurachek — have lending their voices to the matter.

On Monday, Yurachek was featured on the Paul Finebaum Show and he believes college football ‘can survive’ the Coronavirus pandemic and have a season.

In terms of the SEC, its medical advisory group has given Commissioner Greg Sankey the green light to move forward with football preparations.

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Should everything hold up, the conference is scheduled to begin fall practice next Monday.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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