With the Fall 2020 College Football season on life support as Power 5 conference commissioners huddle to determine how they will move forward with the season in the middle of a pandemic, there are many sources calling the cancellation or postponement of the season inevitable.
However, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the projected No.1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, is willing to risk it all to get back on the field — COVID-19 pandemic and all.
Lawrence is trying to rally the troops to support the idea of having a season Before the clock strikes 12. He has plenty of support from politicians, players, some coaches and people who simply don’t believe that the pandemic is serious enough to suspend the season.
"Our University is COMMITTED TO PLAY NO MATTER WHAT. We want to play no matter who it is or where it is."
Strong words from Nebraska head coach Scott Frost. pic.twitter.com/VttISTS0GF
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) August 10, 2020
Lawrence took to Twitter to voice his opinion as to why the 2020 season should be played.
Players being safe and taking all of the right precautions to try to avoid contracting covid because the season/ teammates safety is on the line. Without the season, as we’ve seen already, people will not social distance or wear masks and take the proper precautions
— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) August 9, 2020
Lawrence has a contingent of fans who support his crusade.
All well said @Trevorlawrencee – shame all the ADs and commissioners who’ve been making money off the backs of CFB players for years haven’t spent the last 5 months doing more to ensure the opportunity for you guys to safely play. Players want to play. Administrators failed them.
— Brian Stumpf (@Stumpf_Brian) August 9, 2020
Politicians have also been snooping around the process and offering their two cents. President Trump tweeted in support of Lawrence’s #WeWantToPlay initiative.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2020
Some other Republican lawmakers have also expressed support for a college football season.
My sources say that by the morning, the PAC-12, Big Ten and other money-generating conferences will officially cancel the Fall season, which then opens up the possibility of playing football during Spring season.
Several high school coaches I’ve spoken with, who are sending several top-rated recruits to Power schools, say the possible cancellation of the season has really destroyed their college experiences already. The high school kids who won’t get to showcase their talent for college coaches are distraught as well.
Nothing can be predicted or planned in the age of CVOID-19.