“All the talk about these schools wanting to bring players back on June 1 is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard,” Riley said in a Zoom chat with reporters. “We’ve got to be patient. We have one good shot at it.”
“It would be completely irresponsible to bring these guys in too early,” he said. “We need to bring these guys in as late as we can. Every day they come in could be a day we could’ve gotten better, learned more about the virus, the [personal protection equipment] gets better, a day closer to a vaccine, the testing capabilities get better. It’s just not worth it.”
The number of Tennessee fans in my mentions saying that Lincoln Riley is only urging caution so that he can avoid playing the Vols — a program with more losing than winning seasons since 2008 — is truly remarkable.
— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) May 15, 2020
Wild to hear Riley come out and say it. Not because he’s wrong, he’s probably not, but wild because a big time D1 football coach to come out and say it is risky. You basically are risking upsetting half of the people in the country. We’re so divided right now that you can’t just be in the middle. You’re either on one side or the other. So this is a big balls move by Riley here.
I pray to God that the season starts on time. I can’t go an entire season without college football. Pump noise in, no fans, anything. Just give me football. The season is already too short. You put your head down and by the time you look up its already conference championship week. No season would be soul crushing.
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