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University of Nebraska President Caught on Hot Mic Saying There Could Be an Announcement on Big Ten Football Today

After one of the strangest sagas in recent college football history, it appears we may have some news on a Big Ten football season by the end of the day. University of Nebraska President Ted Carter was caught on a hot mic Tuesday saying, "We're getting ready to announce Huskers and Big Ten football tonight."

There has been some smoke in recent day and weeks that the Big Ten could be holding a vote to potentially start football as early as October 10, and it appears that could be the case. However, there have been reports that several schools — most notably Michigan — still might elect to not participate even if there is a season.

An October start would presumably give the conference enough time to complete its season in time to be included in the College Football Playoff, which would be great for the sport. Everybody wants to see the best teams included in the postseason, whoever they end up being.

So after all the dysfunction that has occurred within the Big Ten in the last six weeks, it looks like we could have a resolution today. I have to be honest, I didn't think a return to play as early as October would be possible, particularly with how staunch commissioner Kevin Warren and the schools' presidents seemed to be on their decision. But if Big Ten football comes back, credit to those people for admitting they may have made a decision too early and allowing these kids to play football.

I guess we'll find out soon enough.