In the matter of 48 hours, the Big Ten has become the laughingstock of College Football.
Not only has the conference been on the brink of the cowardly decision to cancel their football season entirely, they are doing so only days after announcing an updated schedule for the 2020 season. The question can be asked, what the hell happened? Well, I will tell you exactly what happened — politics have gotten in the way. Politics, and the downright atrocious leadership of Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren.
In times like these, leaders are born, but so are followers. Kevin Warren is proving to be a follower. Instead of standing up to the presidents of the Big Ten and pleading with them that the student athletes want a season, he is rather bowing down to the fear. Because of this, Warren could be the entire reason the country has to suffer through a year without College Football. He is scared of the “coronabros” media, as Clay Travis calls it, and any other negative attention that may come his way. He would rather punt on a season when it’s third-and-goal from the 5-yard line than continue to press forward with a season.
Should the Big Ten go forward with a cancellation, it has no choice but to fire Warren — especially if other Power 5 conferences participate. At that point, it would prove that Warren helped pushed this decision solely based on politics. Multiple reports earlier in the weekend stated that Warren was in favor of a spring season, but there was no reasoning provided. Which should lead any competent individual to believe that this would be a politically-driven decision.
Warren stated just last week that he would “be comfortable” with his son playing in the SEC this season. As pointed out by Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage, Warren’s son is a football player for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. How in just the matter of days did Kevin Warren go from comfortable, to wanting out of a season completely? Certainly the MAC’s decision did not influence this decision. After all, they canceled due to financial reasons no matter what “health and safety” nonsense they feed the media. Warren may appear to be trying to lead by example, but he is rather following the fear mongering nonsense that so many in the College Football media are pressing.
So the stage has been set — it is officially all of College Football against Kevin Warren. What will he choose? We can only hope that his job depends on the decision, and that the conference will take it upon themselves to get rid of such mediocre leadership.
The case to fire Kevin Warren is alive and well, and it should take place sooner rather than later.