With the college football season hanging in the balance, the Buckeye parents want to make their voices heard.
Following rumblings and reports that postponement of the upcoming college football season is imminent, several parents of Ohio State football players took to social media on Sunday night to share a letter expressing their support for playing the season.
The letter, from the Football Parents at Ohio State, said the parents trust the safety precautions in place, and to see a season, and believe their sons feel the same way.
“We strongly believe our sons want to play the upcoming season and have full trust the university and coaching staff along with medical experts have found a safe way for that to occur,” the letter said.
Lets play !!!! pic.twitter.com/D2HTl0heSr— Pablo Fields (@snooka55) August 10, 2020
This is how we feel. Go BUCKEYES pic.twitter.com/m57uF6xXdM— CJ Recruiting (@CJRecruiting1) August 10, 2020
My son plays at OSU. Renea and I have never felt that this staff and administration have ever demonstrated that the health/well being of our son wasnt the priority. pic.twitter.com/SlahuWVRDb— craig james (@coachcjames) August 9, 2020
NCAA ask these young men and women to jump through so many hoops to be a participant in College Athletics. Not to mention the training these athletes put in for years to become a competitor. Now these athletes are asking the NCAA to play. I hope they listen— M. SMITH-NJIGBA (@MNjigba) August 10, 2020
Ohio State defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs and director of player personnel, Mark Pantoni, also Tweeted their support for the parents' letter.
I have to tell you, I dont know that I have ever been more proud to be a part of any organization. This statement from our parents fills my heart w/gratitude for being asssociated w/such outstanding families! #nowonderouryoungmenhavesuchclasscharacterandcourage #GoBucks #Fight https://t.co/LTAvgxKA4x— Kerry Coombs (@DB_CoachCoombs) August 10, 2020
Listen to the players and their families!!! pic.twitter.com/eWehWftNJj— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) August 9, 2020
The players' parents' letter comes after an ESPN report that the Big Ten was "ready to pull the plug on its fall sports."