The good Dr. Eli Capilouto sat down with John Talty of AL.com to discuss what the future holds for college football in the Southeastern Conference. Capilouto is of course the president at the University of Kentucky, as well as the SEC’s president and the current chair of the NCAA Board of Directors. When he speaks, we listen.
In this particular interview, Capilouto’s comments include the phrase, “I think most of us realize we got to live in a COVID world.” Here, have an excerpt from the AL.com story:
As I heard someone recently say, we have two choices: we can go into lockdown, shutdown, or we can try to live in a COVID world. I think most of us realize we got to live in a COVID world. So how do we make it as safe as possible for our student-athletes and for those who are dearest in our community — students, staff and faculty? That’s what we’re trying to do.
Capilouto went on to name some of the measures UK is doing to provide a safe environment; things like a contact tracing app, converting ballrooms to classrooms for additional distancing, and how recent investments in dorms will make things easier on separating students.
As for football, it’s the question Capilouto gets most, he said, but his focus is getting students back on UK’s campus safely.
Read the entire interview here.