Big Ten blindsided its teams? League coaches willing to fight for the upcoming season: 'This isn't over!'
If you weren’t aware, the leadership in the Big Ten changed hands this year as longtime conference commissioner Jim Delany left his post back on Jan. 1.
With Delany gone, Kevin Warren stepped into the position as the new Big Ten Commissioner, and while no one could have foreseen the difficult year that was coming for the league, the void in solid leadership is clearly being felt this week as one league coach after another has voiced their opinion on the potential of the football season being canceled.
Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh was the first to issue a statement issuing his support for playing this fall, which was following by Nebraska’s Scott Frost who went as far as to suggest his program will leave the Big Ten — at least for this season — if need be to play a season.
Could you imagine a coach from the SEC making a statement like that? Not even Mike Leach or Lane Kiffin is that crazy.
Well, those coaches aren’t alone as now Penn State’s James Franklin and Ohio State’s Ryan Day have each expressed that they are willing to fight for the upcoming season.
I love our players & believe it is my responsibility to help them chase their dreams, both collectively & individually. I am willing to fight WITH them & for our program!#WeAre
— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) August 10, 2020
Swinging as hard as we possibly can right now for these players!! This isn’t over! #FIGHT
— Ryan Day (@ryandaytime) August 10, 2020
"Our University is committed to playing no matter what, no matter what that looks like and how that looks. We want to play no matter who it is or where it is."#Huskers HC Scott Frost on opponents for 2020. pic.twitter.com/kTPN9znv0v
— Husker Sports (@HuskerSports) August 10, 2020
This has been a wild day of college football news so far. Based on these comments, there’s no telling what the rest of the week will have in store.