Ryan Day, James Franklin back player movement, want football in fall
The list of coaches throwing support in favor of the players movement continues to grow.
On Monday, after reports leaked out that the B1G was cancelling the college football season, head coaches in the B1G started to show their support for the players #WeWantToPlay movement that began on Sunday. Ohio State’s Ryan Day and Penn State’s James Franklin threw their support behind their players publicly.
Both Day and Franklin tweeted out support for the players movement on Monday. Both Penn State and Ohio State players have expressed a desire to play the 2020 college football season, both publicly and on Twitter.
Swinging as hard as we possibly can right now for these players!! This isn’t over! #FIGHT
— Ryan Day (@ryandaytime) August 10, 2020
I love our players & believe it is my responsibility to help them chase their dreams, both collectively & individually. I am willing to fight WITH them & for our program!#WeAre
— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) August 10, 2020
In addition to Day and Franklin speaking up, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh showed his support to play the season in a statement he released, as well. Nebraska’s Scott Frost also stated that he and his team were looking forward to playing the season.
No official decision has come from the B1G at this time. A meeting of presidents is expected to come on Monday, when a decision is anticipated to be made.