Michigan head coach, Jim Harbaugh, released a statement on Monday in favor of the planned college football season.
“I want to settle the rumors swirling today,” Harbaugh said in the statement. “I do not support football this fall because of my passion or the players’ desire to play, but because of the data accumulated in the past eight weeks since our players returned to school. on June 13th “
Harbaugh’s statement came after commissioners of the Power 5 conference held an emergency meeting on Sunday because of growing concern from college sports officials that the fall sports season was coming. can not compete because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In the statement, Harbaugh cites a case why a season can still be safe, including a program with no positive tests out of the 353 most recently administered positive tests, no Which positive test did the trainer and the staff test during the entire eight weeks of testing, following the CDC guidelines and “self-enforcing stricter standards to contact traceability in quarantine to stop the spread. “
“We have developed an excellent prototype of how we can make this work and provide opportunities for players to play. If you are transparent and follow the rules, here’s how it can be.” be done.
“I am forever proud of our players, parents, coaches and staff for being leaders and role models in our sport, on our premises and in the commune. We will continue to follow all health and safety guidelines, teaching, training and training those young men and their families who have put their trust in us, at the same time supporting a soccer season in the fall. “
Harbaugh ended the statement with the beginning cards with # “#WEWANTTOPLAY” and “#WEWANTTOCOACH” in support of the players who came together on Sunday night to create a joint statement expressing their desire to play the season. 2020.