Most CFB analysts started reporting late Friday that the heads of the power 5 conferences are leaning towards cancelling the season, or at the very least postpone it till Spring. If there is a football season fans, yes that means you too Gamecock fans, will have to thank Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence.
Sunday Trevor posted 3 tweets expressing his desire to play this Fall. On top of that he reminded people that he is eligible for the NFL draft next year and may declare for it and forfeit this season if it's delayed till 2021. That would probably be true for most guys expected to go in the first or even second round.
As Sunday turned into Monday morning Trevor had a conference call with some of the top players in CFB. That's right, while many of us were sleeping this morning Trevor was working the phones. He had his teammate Darien Rencher, Stanford's Dylan Boles Ohio State’s Justin Fields, Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard, Alabama’s Najee Harris, Washington State’s Dallas Hobbs, Utah’s Nick Ford, Michigan’s Hunter Reynolds and from Oregon Jevon Holland, Penei Sewell, Kayvon Thibodeaux and Johnny Johnson III all on it. These were the 4 takeaways that they're going to push for.
1. Establish universal mandated health and safety procedures and protocols to protect college athletes against COVID-19 among all conferences throughout the NCAA.
2. Give players the opportunity to opt out and respect their decision.
3. Guarantee eligibility whether a player chooses to play the season or not.
4. Use our voices to establish open communication and trust between players and officials: ultimately create a college football players association.
I wish these young men the best of luck in saving their season and giving future athletes more control over their scholastic careers.