Takes an honest analysis of who must be given special protection, putting systems in place to comply with guidelines and then making a courageous decision. Difficult for many to do but there's growing evidence that the university population is about the least likely to be seriously impacted by the virus.
"With a good portion of FSU’s current football roster back in Tallahassee, the next step is working towards an ability for some form of team organized activities, likely voluntary, to be allowed. Per multiple media reports on Wednesday, the NCAA Division I Council voted to approve voluntary athletic activities in football, men’s and women’s basketball beginning June 1"
The minute some player gets very sick, the lawsuits start flying. Anybody whose played college football or any sport knows “voluntary” means mandatory if you want to stay out of the dog house. Rules mean it’s your fault if you get caught nipping around the edges. They are always loookjng for some advantage. It’s like Harbaugh’s “voluntary” springbreak practices in Florida, if I recall correctly. Or the in Maryland that killed a player punishing him for heat exhaustion in voluntary workouts.
1) Spoilers.....college-aged kids are already hanging out with their friends. All of them.
2) The virus presents a risk to them that isn’t even a rounding error. The danger of having these kids in close proximity for football practice likely presents no more risk to them than the car ride they took to practice.
At some point, reality has to take over. These are not the people who are at risk....worry about the coaches. Edsall can coach via Zoom.