COVID-19 fears threaten to disrupt the national title game

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In the latest development of a turbulent season, fears related to COVID-19 threaten to disrupt Monday’s national championship match between Alabama and Ohio.

There are concerns about having a player in Ohio be available for the game, according to sources, and a massive decision made in less than a week before the game is due to start in Miami. Ohio has informed key stakeholders that they may be without a situation group due to COVID-19 testing and related protocols.

Sources said there had been discussions between the SEC, Big Ten, College Football Playoff and schools regarding the possibility of delaying the January 11th title match, although a final decision on the position had yet to be reached. The CFP has already established January 18 at Hard Rock as the installation date in case the title match is postponed. Starting on Tuesday afternoon, we hope and expect the game to play as scheduled on January 11th.

This post will be updated.

John Talty is the Sports Editor and SEC Insider for the Alabama Media Group. You can follow him on Twitter @JDalty. Matt Zenitz is the SEC’s chief soccer correspondent for the Alabama Media Group. You can follow him on Twitter @MZenitz.

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