Despite push from players and parents, B1G assistant reportedly thinks there's 'very little' chance league reverses decision
It’s been a tumultuous week in the B1G. The conference’s decision to postpone the fall football season and attempt to implement a schedule in the spring has not been well received among players, coaches and parents.
Following the B1G’s decision, groups of parents from four different schools have written letters to B1G commissioner Kevin Warren, asking for a better explanation behind the conference’s decision. Parents fromIowa, Ohio State, Penn State and Nebraska have all sent in their own message to the league’s office.
On Sunday, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields created a petition, urging the B1G commissioner and its presidents to reconsider playing football this fall. That petition has already picked up incredible steam among fellow players, parents and fans.
However, at least one B1G assistant doesn’t believe it’s going to be enough for the conference to reverse its decision.
“Very little,” an unnamed assistant told Gold and Black Illustrated’s Tom Dienhart, when asked what kind of chance there was of playing in the fall. “Hard to reverse course. A lot of people would have to admit they screwed up.”
With a college football season likely needing to begin in late September, the B1G would have to change course relatively quickly. It’s not impossible, but it does seem pretty unlikely at this point.
Still, parents, coaches and players are putting forth a valiant effort. You can’t blame them for trying.