Randy Wade says B1G parents 'don't trust' conference saying it will play football this spring
There isn’t a whole lot of trust between B1G football parents and the decision-makers of the conference. Randy Wade, father of Ohio State cornerback Shaun Wade, made that pretty clear on Friday.
Parents gathered near the B1G office in Chicago on Friday, showing support for their sons who rapidly saw the 2020 college football season vanish over a week ago. Parents wanted answers, as the league provided so very few when it made the decision to postpone the fall season.
Now that fall is off the table, Wade wants to know what the conference is doing to ensure the sport can be played in the spring. He’s not really convinced right now that the B1G has a plan.
“The biggest thing is not necessarily for my son, the biggest thing is for all of these kids to have dreams and work so hard to compete where they’re at in the Big Ten,” Randy Wade said on Sirius XM Radio. “Just trying to be a spark, get people together, to try and work together…if we can’t have football in the Fall, what do we need to do to have football in the Spring? We don’t trust you putting out a schedule. We don’t trust you saying we’re going to have football in the spring. We don’t trust uncertainty. A lot of the words Kevin Warren used in his statement. We just don’t trust. We need transparency and communication.”
Warren has stated that the plan is to move forward with a spring football season. However, concerns about weather, player safety and the pandemic will continue to be at the forefront of that conversation until a plan is released.
Right now, no details regarding a fall season have been provided.