Justin Fields makes another plea for B1G to reverse decision
Justin Fields has been the most vocal leader in the B1G since the conference’s decision to postpone the fall season. The Ohio State quarterback has talked openly about his desire to play this fall, and even launched a petition calling on the league to reverse course, receiving over 300,000 signatures.
Fields isn’t done pushing yet, either.
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On Sunday, the B1G Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) is scheduled to meet to discuss a return to competition plan for the football season. According to Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, a target date for the conference could be as early as Oct. 10, though there are other, later options on the table.
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As the COP/C prepares to meet, Fields wanted his voice to be heard one more time. He also called on others in the B1G to speak up.
“To my Big 10 brothers, do not be discouraged, trust the process and make your voice heard,” Fields said. “Let them know #WeWantToPlay.”
To my Big 10 brothers, do not be discouraged, trust the process and make your voice heard. Let them know #WeWantToPlay.
— Justin Fields (@justnfields) September 13, 2020
The “#WeWantToPlay” hashtag was started in August, when it looked like all college football might be canceled. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence called for the season to move forward, saying players felt safer in athletic facilities and playing the sport they loved.
So far, six conferences at the FBS level have pushed forward with a fall schedule. Will the B1G become No. 7?