Dodd: As CFB tries to play through pandemic, drastic changes await future

CBS Sports: It’s hard to categorize the earth-shifting events over the last five months. We have gone from no NCAA Tournament to considering … no NCAA. Players are becoming a third rail in the college athletics power structure, seeking a seat along with coaches and television.

The earth shifted through a combination of two battles — COVID-19 and social justice. The pandemic not only caused a budget crisis, it exposed a leadership vacuum.

Into that vacuum may have stepped the players themselves, the labor force this enterprise is entirely built upon.

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