Ohio State Players Express Disappointment on Social Media Following Big Ten's Decision to Postpone College Football Season

By Kevin Harrish on August 11, 2020 at 4:07 pm

The Big Ten's decision to postpone the fall football season did not go over well with the Buckeyes.

The players and coaches spent the past few days passionately expressing their desire to play the upcoming season, with head coach Ryan Day leading the chart both on Twitter and with an ESPN television appearance.

With that battle now lost, the Buckeyes took to social media to express their frustration and disappointment.

President-elect Kristina Johnson and athletic director Gene Smith also expressed their disappointment with the decision, as Smith said the two were "totally aligned" in their efforts to delay the start of the season, not postpone.

“As a former collegiate athlete whose career in sports was cut short by circumstances beyond my control, I deeply feel the pain, frustration and disappointment that all our players, coaches and staff – and all Buckeye fans – are feeling today,” Johnson said. “I will continue to work closely with Athletics Director Gene Smith, Coach Ryan Day and all coaches and other leaders, to return our student-athletes to competition as soon as possible, while staying safe and healthy."

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