Count former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville as a supporter of the player-led #WeWantToPlay movement to save the 2020 college football season.
Prominent elected officials from across the country, including President Donald Trump, and major leaders in the college football world, including University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban, on Monday voiced their support for the movement.
In a video message posted to social media, Tuberville added his voice to the mix.
The current Alabama Republican senatorial nominee said, “You know, college football is the lifeblood of the South, and allowing teams to play this season will bring a much-needed sense of calm to these strange times.”
Tuberville then echoed a key sentiment that Saban outlined earlier in the day.
“With proper medical supervision, college players are likely safer on the field than they are if they’re sent home. And most programs are implementing stricter guidelines than the CDC recommends,” Tuberville added. “If a player wants to opt out, that’s fine. But don’t take this opportunity away from thousands of young men who have worked their entire lives for this moment.”
“I support the players who want to take the field this season, and I hope you will join me. Let them play,” he concluded.
— Tommy Tuberville (@TTuberville) August 10, 2020
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn