Whelp the Big Ten just did it, took a very complex situation and found a way to make it more complex.
When the regular season started this year it started without four of the ten FBS conferences playing. The MAC, the Mountain West, the Big Ten, and PAC ten had all said playing this fall was not a great idea.
Then a couple of days ago the Big Ten changed course and decided to have a nine game season starting in the middle of October. This leaves the other three holdouts wondering what they should do.
The plan seemed to be “play in the spring”, which could honestly still happen but the fall seems to be on the very outer range of possible.