Starting at middle linebacker for the West Virginia Mountaineers …. 76-year-old university president E. Gordon Gee!!!
The WVU president is adamant fans WILL have college football this season … even if it means he’s gotta take the field himself.
“We are gonna play football in the fall, I really do believe that,” Gee told WOWK 13 in WV.
“Even if I have to suit up and I got my ankles taped, I’m ready to go in.”
Of course — or at least we HOPE — Gee is joking about playing (after all, the NCAA would throw a fit) … but the prez gets real about the possibility of teams taking the field in a few months, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I think, again, with everything … we’re going to do it — based upon what is safe, what is healthy for our fans, what is healthy for our student-athletes but I do believe that we will play football.”
It’s an optimistic perspective … but it’s not a totally popular one. Remember, Kirk Herbstreit said he’d be SHOCKED if there was any college or NFL action in 2020 … and he’s not alone.
In the meantime, at least we have UFC and golf.