Ohio State linemen willing to do 'anything to play this season'
When it comes to the 2020 college football season, there’s a good chance that sacrifices are going to be needed. With the uncertain climate and the ongoing pandemic, there are a lot of questions about the upcoming season.
But a few Ohio State linemen are willing to do whatever is necessary in order to get back on the field this fall.
“I would do anything to play this season,” Buckeyes center Josh Myers said, according to the Columbus Dispatch. “I don’t know what I would do without football, to be honest with you, but with that would come sacrifices, and I’m personally willing to make those sacrifices.”
Currently, school presidents and athletic directors and conference commissioners are working on every contingency plan in the book, should the start of the season be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a lot of different theories on what a season could look like.
Ideas of playing without fans, having a conference-only schedule or delaying the start of the season, along with many other thoughts have been pitched. While none of those are ideal circumstances, another Buckeye lineman says it’s much better than not playing.
“Would it suck not having fans there? Yes,” Davis said. “But would it affect me not playing this season? No. Because I just love the game of football and I miss being in that type of atmosphere. Fans or no fans, I would want to play.”
The B1G was forced to cancel spring practices for football teams and the spring season for all sports. The conference has also issued a suspension on all organized team activities through June 1.
Although there are a lot of unknowns, there appears to be momentum heading in the direction of a season being played. States are beginning to re-open (albeit gradually), some schools have plans to return to on-campus classes in the fall and conference commissioners think that even online classes would be suitable enough to allow student-athletes to return to participate in sports.
More decisions are expected to come in the upcoming weeks.