There was a lot of talk around the future of the 2020 college football season on Sunday afternoon following a report from ESPN that executives from the power five conferences met to discuss the season. The debate now seems to be which of these three options the power five conferences should go with: play the conference-only schedule in the fall (either with or without fans), postpone the season to play in the spring, or just cancel the season altogether.
According to the report, the Big 10 seems to be only conference that is advocating to not play the season as planned. On Sunday, a lot of Auburn players took to social media to share their take on what they would like to see.
Anthony Swartz’s response was also a simple one, saying he was not worried about the talk and that he’s is just ready to start working.
All I know is I’m ready to grind, no matter what they say🤷🏽♂
— Anthony Schwartz (@TheFlash) August 10, 2020
Auburn quarterback Bo Nix posted the hashtag “#WeWantToPlay” to show his support of the season.
— Bo Nix (@BoNix10) August 10, 2020
Nix, as well as many other players in the world of college football, retweeted the thoughts of Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence made the point that the players are safer from the virus at their school than they would be if they were sent back home due to the season being canceled or postponed. The tweet received over 15,000 retweets and 59,000 likes.
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 (1)
— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) August 9, 2020