After the recent news of Big Ten potentially canceling the season, it appears that the 2020 college football season is on life support, at least for two conferences.
Unfortunately, it has come to this point, but it has led to players to speak out on social media about their desire to play.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State’s quarterback Justin Field spoke out about players’ risk if there is not a football season.
“People are at just as much if not more risk if we don’t play. Players will all be sent home to their own communities where social distancing is highly unlikely, and medical care and expenses will be placed on the families if they were to contract covid19,” Lawrence tweeted.
Lawerence went on to say that how football is a haven for a lot of these players. This tweet led to players across all conferences starting to tweet #WeWantToPlay.
Even Arkansas Head Coach Sam Pittman joined the movement. Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, Louisville G Robbie Bell, and hundreds of other players from the ACC, SEC, Big 12 have expressed their support for a football season.
Now the pressure is mounting on the Big Ten to change their plans and play a season.
Not having a football season would not only be devastating for these schools, but it would also be devastating for these college towns economically.
A good chunk of these college towns relies on football, especially in the South.
13 of the 14 schools in the Big Ten are having students on campus this fall. Oh, and they are allowing intramural sports.
So you are telling me that Danny can go to Econ 101 in person, but we can’t have football? You are telling me Monica and post me up in a 3v3 basketball game, but we can’t have football?
It makes no sense. But, please Monica, post me up.
Players and coaches have expressed how much they want to play football.
It’s time we let the coaches and players decide on a season and not the school presidents.
Let them play.