Gophers (so far) in unison: B1G made right decision by postponing football season
In the days since the B1G opted to postpone the 2020 college football season until at least spring, we’ve heard from numerous players and coaches who were not quite on board with the decision. Most were asking for, at the very least, a delay to the start.
P.J. Fleck says that’s not the case in Minnesota.
Speaking with reporters on Friday morning, Fleck says he’s taken time to speak with players about the B1G’s decision to postpone the football season and try again in the spring. So far, everyone on his team that he’s talked with believes the league made the correct choice.
“That’s a very healthy question,” Fleck said, according to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. “Every single person I’ve talked to, we’re 30 for 30, like the ESPN show, every player has said the B1G made the right decision.”
#Gophers coach PJ Fleck is doing individual player interviews and asking each about B1G's decision to postpone.
"That’s a very healthy question. Every single person I've talked to, we’re 30 for 30, like the ESPN show, every player has said the Big Ten made the right decision."
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 14, 2020
Fleck said he’s gotten through interviews with about one-third of his team so far.
Several players and parents have talked about the disappointment in the B1G postponing the season until spring. And while the Gophers may share that feeling, they appear to believe that the right conclusion was reached.
Fleck is conducting the interviews with players on an individual basis, as to not influence others on the team.