President Donald Trump offers support for Trevor Lawrence, others wanting to play

"College football players are pushing a viral campaign declaring "#WeWantToPlay" as numerous reports circulated Monday warning that the entire season could be scrapped due to concerns over COVID-19.

President Donald Trump retweeted the message, writing, 'The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled.

Trump said college football players "aren't going to have a problem".

It is a development which may also provide President Donald Trump a much needed political opportunity to get back into a re-election campaign which, if it were football game, he would be now trailing by about 13 points and without the ball, as we start of the fourth quarter.

"People are at just as much, if not more risk, if we don't play", Lawrence said via Twitter. Jim said Nebraska could go ahead and play football this season if the Big Ten cancels the season but he's not sure how it would be worth if for them.

-Guarantee eligibility whether a player chooses to play the season or not. "Not only are they safer here, (but) mentally, it's better for them".

Let's say that all of major college football eventually decides to call it quits this year (for the record, as a huge college football fan, having the games without spectators seems as frustratingly pointless as two people trying to have sex with their clothes on). We all know there's a virus. "Without the season, as we've seen already, people will not social distance or wear masks and take the proper precautions".

The 2020 college football schedule kicks off in Week Zero on Saturday, Aug. 29. The #WeWantToPlay movement was started to bring all Power 5 conferences together with one common set of goals. The Big 12 board of directors is expected to meet with its medical experts this week to discuss the upcoming season, a source with direct knowledge of the meeting told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

As universities and high schools alike continue to make decisions regarding the immediate future of sports in the fall, the annual NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs have joined the list of cancellations.

Herbstreit believes that most of the power in college football belongs to the five conference commissioners who are primarily looking out for their own conferences.

The Mid-American Conference was the first Football Bowl Subdivision conference to push fall sports to the spring.



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