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FILE - In this July 19, 2019, file photo, Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm responds to a question during the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football media days, in Chicago. Brohm believes college football can be played in the spring and next fall. And he even has a formal proposal. Just two days after the Big Ten announced it would postpone all fall sports, Brohm released a seven-page plan that calls for an eight-game conference only spring season followed by 10-game falls season. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Powerful Southern leagues aim to forge on with fall football

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields rolls out to throw against Michigan during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Ohio State opens preseason training camp on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, with strict coronavirus protocols in place and under a cloud of uncertainty about whether a revised 10-game season will even be played at all. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Postponing season puts NFL prospects in a holding pattern

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley speaks with his team before the first half of the Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game against LSU, in Atlanta. Riley already has coached Heisman Trophy winners Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray along with Heisman runner-up Jalen Hurts. Now, he is hoping to build a new tradition at Oklahoma - pulling top quarterbacks to Oklahoma from the high school ranks. Caleb Williams, the No. 1 quarterback in the 247Sports Class of 2021 and ESPN’s No. 1 dual-threat quarterback for that class, has committed to OKlahoma.(AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Oklahoma coach Riley now pulling top QBs from prep ranks

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FILE - In this July 19, 2019, file photo, Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm responds to a question during the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football media days, in Chicago. Brohm believes college football can be played in the spring and next fall. And he even has a formal proposal. Just two days after the Big Ten announced it would postpone all fall sports, Brohm released a seven-page plan that calls for an eight-game conference only spring season followed by 10-game falls season. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Powerful Southern leagues aim to forge on with fall football

Folks in the South aren’t giving up on their beloved fall tradition of college football just yet.

An exhibit at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass., shown Tuesday, June 23, 2020, features images of Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant. Bryant was among nine people, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, killed in a helicopter crash in January of 2020, in California. The museum is scheduled to reopen in the beginning of July 2020 after a renovation.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Georgia Tech wide receiver Ahmarean Brown runs for yardage during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Miami, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Yellow Jackets will need big years from their receivers if they are to improve upon last season's unit, which finished 124th in scoring and fourth-worst among FBS schools in total offense.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Column: Still time for college football to avoid a real mess

ATLANTA (AP) — Well, it was fun while it lasted.