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Maggard: "Cautiously Optimistic" About College Football in the Fall

Cajuns are the 2x Defending Sun Belt West Champs
Posted at 11:14 PM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 00:17:24-04

The biggest questions in college athletics right now revolve around football.

Will the season begin on time? Will fans be allowed in the stands? Will there be football at all in the fall?

These are the logistics that athletic directors in conferences across the country are trying to navigate.

"I'm cautiously optimistic," UL Athletic Director Dr. Bryan Maggard said. " I think, it could look a little different."

Maggard believes the Ragin' Cajuns will hit the field this Fall to go for a 3rd straight Sun Belt West Divisional crown and contend for a Sun Belt Title. But before Maggard can worry about the product on the gridiron, his first concern is getting players back on campus.

"We are working on plans right now to repopulate our campus methodically with our student athletes. Once we get that plan finalized, we're going to transition to what Cajun Field may look like, from a fan standpoint," Maggard explains. "Then, we're going to have to have all the safety protocols in place. From how people enter the facility to what it looks like once in the facility and things like that. I think this is the sentiment of athletic directors across the country. Until we hear otherwise, we need to prepare for a season to start in early September."

Louisiana is expected to open the season September 5th against McNeese.