Brady Quinn suggests B1G be more 'flexible' with B1G Championship Game policy
Positive COVID-19 test results revealed Friday evening resulted in Ohio State cancelling their game with Illinois scheduled for Saturday, just hours after OSU announced that head coach Ryan Day had tested positive and was in isolation.
Ohio State pauses team-related activities; game was set for noon Saturday at Champaign, Ill.https://t.co/bFI7tPNQfZ
— Ohio State Buckeyes 🌰 (@OhioStAthletics) November 28, 2020
The game, along with all team-related activities have been suspended by the OSU program indefinitely. They will resume after medical staff deem them to be safe based on Big Ten Conference protocols.
The cancellation of the Illinois game, coupled with Ohio State’s previously cancelled game with Maryland, put the Buckeyes’ postseason hopes in jeopardy. Per the Big Ten’s rules, a team must play at least six games to be considered for participation in the B1G Championship in December.
On Saturday’s Fox Big Noon Kickoff, analyst Brady Quinn gave his opinion, and stressed the need for the league to be flexible in moving forward.
“The B1G, college football, they’re going to have to be flexible,” said Quinn.
“And that’s where Kevin Warren, the B1G Commissioner, he may have to change the threshold based on what was agreed to earlier. I know it hasn’t impacted all teams, Wisconsin, now Ohio State, but it is impacting the conference. It is impacting where this conference could go at the end of the year. Some people may say ‘Well that’s unfair to all the other teams if we’re just making this about Wisconsin or Ohio State.
“No, it’s not because it’s unfair to those athletes, and ultimately, there’s going to be more teams impacted about this down the stretch. In my mind, they’ve got to be flexible, they’ve got to find a way of lessening that minimum allowing Ohio State to still be a part of the conversation for a B1G Championship.”
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 28, 2020