'Even if I have to suit up': West Virginia University president says there will be football in the fall
The president of West Virginia University says there will be college football this fall, even if it requires him taking a few hits on the field himself.
On Thursday, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee said during a television interview that he believes college football will return this fall. There could be some changes to the game, but he’s very confident that a season will be played.
“We are going to play football in the fall, I really do believe that,” Gee said. “Even if I have to suit up. I’ve got my ankles taped, I’m ready to go in. I think, again, with everything we’re going to do it based on what is safe, what is healthy for our fans, what is healthy for our student-athletes, but I do believe that we will play football.”
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There appears to be some growing momentum on this topic.
On Thursday morning, Anwar Richardson of Rivals.com reported that the Texas football staff will be returning to campus on Monday. The staff will be in offices on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with an emphasis on social distancing and wearing masks.
Student-athletes will still not be permitted on campus and will continue to meet virtually with staff. Still, it’s a big first step in allowing individuals back on campuses and in coaching offices.
Many have admitted that there could be some serious changes to the college football season, though nobody knows what that really looks like right now. Announcements could come later this month or in early June.