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Will early opt outs become the new normal even in a post-coronavirus world?

CBS Sports: When Ja’Marr Chase became the highest-profile underclassman to opt out of the 2020 college football season, the implications immediately registered with Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi. Among its terrible accomplishments this terrible year, COVID-19 had essentially done away with prospects actually having to play football their final year to get to the NFL.

“No doubt,” Narduzzi told CBS Sports. “Now we’ve opened it up for these agents who can continue to drill, drill, drill, drill, drill, drill. ‘You had a bad at practice? Coach yelled at you a little bit?’ All the sudden, ‘I’m out of here.'”

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