Michigan State football pausing workouts casts grim outlook on 2020 season

Elijah Collins, Michigan State football (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
Elijah Collins, Michigan State football (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images) /

Michigan State football has paused workouts and all players and coaches are quarantining which means the 2020 season isn’t looking so good.

The year 2020 will go down in the history books as one of the worst times in world history.

The COVID-19 pandemic has ripped apart the outlook of just about everything in the sports world and that includes college football. When the NCAA Tournament was cancelled, fans held out hope for a football season six months away.

Fast forward four months and we’re looking at a season that’s likely to be put on hold, postponed or cancelled.

Friday’s revelation that a second staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and the entire team has to self quarantine for 14 days, pausing all workouts.

While this is protocol for the new process and isn’t much of a shock when someone tests positive, it presents a grim outlook for the 2020 season.

This isn’t exactly a death sentence for Michigan State football or the 2020 season, but it’s definitely not a good sign. If workouts and practices are delayed by two weeks every time someone tests positive, the season may never actually start.

Michigan State’s results aren’t going to dictate what happens with the 2020 season but this isn’t a good sign and a precedent.

Fans are hoping for a sports return as baseball started this week and many are still crossing their fingers for football but it seems like it’s only a matter of time before the NCAA steps in and shuts things down.

It’s sad to think about, but it’s likely at this point.

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