Michigan DE Aidan Hutchinson frustrated with B1G commissioner, UM president: 'I'm just infuriated'
Like many other B1G football players and fall sports student-athletes, Aidan Hutchinson is upset. The Michigan defensive end is still frustrated by the league’s decision more than a week after it decided to cancel the football season.
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, players and parents haven’t been too pleased with the decision to cancel the college football season, especially with a lack of reasoning. What bugs Hutchinson is that no players were asked for their thoughts.
In an interview with ESPN’s Marty Smith, Hutchinson vented his frustration with commissioner Kevin Warren, as well as UM President Mark Schlissel.
“I would say my emotions are just frustration. I’m just infuriated,” Hutchinson said on the show. “They made this decision without talking to us. The commissioner, our president — there were no words exchanged asking our thoughts on whether we wanna play. Because, at the end of the day, we’re the ones playing the game and they didn’t ask us for our opinion and it’s super frustrating to find out one day that our president voted for us not to have a season when I’ve never seen that guy in my three years here at Michigan. So, you know, it was definitely frustrating and felt kinda helpless because there’s nothing I can do and us players don’t have a voice.”
What irked Hutchinson even more is knowing that Warren’s son, Powers Warren, is still planning to play football this season. Powers is a redshirt junior tight end at Mississippi State.
“I think it’s unfair that Kevin Warren, the B1G commissioner, is canceling the B1G season yet his son will be playing football at Mississippi State this year. That doesn’t quite make sense.”
With no answers, it’s understandable why so many players are still frustrated behind the decision.
.@UMichFootball star DE Aiden Hutchinson offers tremendous, raw insight on what these players are going through right now.
— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) August 19, 2020