'It's not too late': Drew Brees calls on B1G to reinstate football season
Drew Brees is making his plea with the B1G. Much like the rest of us, the former Purdue star wants to see his alma mater and the conference back on the field soon.
Brees took to social media on Saturday night, showing an image of the matchup between SMU and Texas State that was part of the first big weekend in the sport. In an Instagram post, the New Orleans quarterback urged the B1G to reconsider its decision.
“Nice to see college football on TV tonight,” Brees wrote. “Would be nice to see [Purdue football] and the rest of the [B1G] playing this fall. It’s not too late to get it figured out…the students, universities, players and country need it!”
The B1G was the first Power 5 conference to back out of playing football in the fall, a decision that was also made by the Pac-12. The MAC and Mountain West were the first FBS leagues to postpone the season.
Since that Aug. 11 date, nine college football games have been played, with a 10th scheduled for Monday night between Navy and BYU. On Sept. 12, teams from the ACC and Big 12 will get their seasons underway while the SEC is preparing for a Sept. 26 start date.
Yes, football looks a little bit different this fall, but conferences appear to have things figured out. At least for now.
Players, parents, coaches and fans have called on the B1G to reinstate the season this fall. So far, those requests haven’t been answered.