Like so many other players in the B1G, Josh Ross is ecstatic about getting the opportunity to return to the field for the college football season. The Michigan linebacker was thankful that the conference came to its senses, reversing the decision to postpone the fall campaign.

“It’s a blessing we get to play this fall,” Ross said during a Zoom call, according to Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News.

After making the decision to postpone the fall season back on Aug. 11, the B1G presidents and chancellors, as well as commissioner Kevin Warren, reconvened to discuss reinstating the season based on new medical information and the availability of rapid testing. It led to the league’s announcement that it would permit the season to move forward this fall, with a start date of Oct. 23 or 24.

Ross was never a fan of the B1G’s initial decision. He thought it was ridiculous that other conferences at the FBS level were moving forward with a season while the B1G stood idly by.

“(It was) preposterous people were playing and we’re not,” Ross said. “I thought it needed to happen, would happen and it did.”

Ross is entering his redshirt junior season at Michigan after appearing in just four games a season ago, retaining a year of eligibility. Over the course of his career, the linebacker has appeared in 30 contests with the Wolverines, totaling 83 tackles and 5.0 stops for loss.

The ACC, Big 12 and SEC have continued to push forward with the college football season, while the B1G and Pac-12 opted out. Now, the B1G is back in, meaning four Power 5 leagues are playing this fall.