Report: One B1G coach says he's ready to play 'as soon as possible'
Big news swept across B1G country on Tuesday morning, as President Donald Trump tweeted out that he had a productive conversation with commissioner Kevin Warren about starting the football season earlier than expected.
The B1G was the first Power 5 conference to back out of the fall football season, and is currently one of four leagues not playing in fall 2020. However, it seems like the president is urging the conference to rethink its decision and bring football back to the Midwest.
Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune said that he spoke with one head coach in the B1G following the recent news. And there’s some optimism about the conversation between Trump and Warren.
“We’re trying to play as soon as possible,” the unnamed coach said, per Greenstein. “Let’s go.”
So much for #B1G season options of T'Giving; Jan/Feb; spring
Just spoke to one *coach* who said: "We're trying to play as soon as possible. Let's go."
— Teddy Greenstein (@TeddyGreenstein) September 1, 2020
Early Tuesday, Trump tweeted out a message saying that he had a productive conversation with Warren about starting the B1G football season “immediately.” While Warren isn’t the ultimate decision makers — that rests with university presidents and chancellors — it could potentially get the ball rolling.
“Had a very productive conversation with Kevin Warren, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, about immediately starting up Big Ten football,” Trump tweeted. “Would be good (great!) for everyone – Players, Fans, Country. On the one yard line!”
It could be an interesting week in the B1G.