LSU AD Scott Woodward issues statement supporting SEC's approach to 2020 season
The SEC is taking its time making a decision regarding the 2020 football season.
While other conferences (Mountain West and MAC) cancel football, and others (Big Ten and Pac-12) consider it, the SEC is waiting.
On Monday evening, LSU AD Scott Woodward issued a statement supporting the SEC’s measured, patient approach to making a decision on football:
“We remain steadfast in our approach in the Southeastern Conference, taking all the available time to gather as much information as possible in order to make informed decisions. We are united in our process and our focus on the safety and well-being of our student-athletes. The recent flood of reports surrounding college athletics does not alter that approach. As we have said since the beginning, we are patiently working through each and every variable following the direction of our Return to Safety and Medical Guidance Task Force. I believe our student-athletes want to play. We owe it to them to make every effort to do so safely.”
The SEC already doesn’t plan to play until Sept. 26, so there’s still time to gather more information, like what will happen when classes start on campus.
Woodward is a fan of the league’s approach, and it seems other SEC leaders are, as well.