SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey caused a stir on Monday when he said that upcoming season’s football games “would not be rescheduled” for COVID-19 reasons and that additional teams could potentially be forfeited if they could not play.

Through David M. Hale ESPN, ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips explained in Wednesday’s media day session that his conference has yet to decide how to deal with games impacted by absences and issues. related to coronaviruses.

Similar to Sankey, Phillips strongly encouraged unvaccinated people to get vaccinated, but also said the conference left vaccination mandates to individual schools.

“Personally, I think vaccines are essential for the protection of everyone and the goal of eliminating COVID-19 and its variants,” Phillips said in his comments, “but I also deeply respect the fact that it is a personal choice ”.

The ACC medical advisory group is expected to meet over the next few weeks to discuss protocols that could potentially prevent a team from playing for a week in the season. As of Wednesday, more than half of the conference football teams had crossed the 85% COVID-19 vaccination threshold required for the removal of certain guidelines related to the virus.

Elsewhere around college football, Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs Head Coach and Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban both said their programs had passed the 85% vaccination mark.