Report: Things get 'contentious' among B1G coaches during talks of spring football season
Things are apparently getting pretty heated among B1G head coaches and the conference.
On Tuesday afternoon, Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reported that, for the first time, there were serious discussions of moving the football season to the spring. That idea was met with some contention, as major programs were still pushing for a fall season.
Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated said “things got heated” among B1G coaches who were on the call with B1G administration. It was unclear, based on the reports, who all was involved with the call.
I’m told this was a coaches’ call with league administrator and it indeed got contentious. “Coaches were fired up.” https://t.co/Otvhj3vzlp
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) August 11, 2020
Spring football and cancelling the season weren’t much of a topic of conversation in the B1G until recently. However, with the MAC and Mountain West conferences postponing their football seasons, and other levels of the NCAA foregoing fall sports, there’s more pressure on the league to cancel fall sports.
B1G presidents were reportedly meeting Tuesday morning to discuss the outlook for football and other fall sports. No conclusion has been reached at this time.
Over the last two days, players and coaches within the B1G have made a push to play football in the fall. Rather than cancelling the fall season, coaches like Scott Frost, Ryan Day and James Franklin are hoping the conference delays the start before making a call to postpone the season to spring.