There will be no college football in 2020, at least in the Pac-12, after the conference announced Tuesday it was postponing all competition through the remainder of the year.
Plenty of Arizona Wildcats players have taken to social media to express their opinions on the decision, and head coach Kevin Sumlin has also weighed in on Twitter:
Although our football program is disappointed that we will not have the opportunity to compete this fall, we know that this decision was made in the best interests of the health and safety of our student-athletes. I hurt for the young men and coaches in our football program who have devoted their lives to the game. But we will persevere and support our student-athletes and be ready for when we are able to compete again. I am extremely proud of how our entire staff, and most importantly, our student-athletes have handled—and will continue to handle—the ever-changing dynamics of 2020.
We are grateful for the leadership of President Robbins and Dave Heeke during this unprecedented time, as our deliberative and well though-out policies and procedures at the University of Arizona are surely among the best in the nation.
Arizona began voluntary offseason workouts back in June, with its newcomers joining in last week. Some preseason activities had begun, while training camp had been expected to start on Aug. 17 before the cancellation.