As news broke Tuesday that the Pac-12 Conference has postponed fall sports, Twitter users naturally reacted.
Most notably, a few University of Utah football players shared their thoughts about the news soon after it was made official.
Life- 10 % what happens to you. 90% how you respond to it. Not the decision we wanted, but NO reason to be defeated. Find positive in every situation. I’ll still be working to get better everyday. https://t.co/qh7KxIdXNF— Jake Bentley (@JakeBentley19) August 11, 2020
Maybe they are doing things in our best interest. I’m not sure. I am heart broken to be suspending season. In the time being I’ll be at work still ✊— Lørd Įmpälêr (@lionel_nacua) August 11, 2020
It is what it is. All you can do is trust Gods Will, because it will be done.— Hauati Pututau (@hpututau41) August 11, 2020
— Jordan Wilmore (@jaywillygbe) August 11, 2020
This is just more time for me to get better‼️— Andrew Mata'afa (@andrew_mataafa) August 11, 2020
Chad Fotheringham, the father of Utah tight end Cole Fotheringham, has been vocal on Twitter recently about college football’s potential return, and he shared some thoughts about the news.
Congratulations Big 10 and Pac-12 you just allowed lawyers to make a decision that will forever alter college sports. Pac-12, I thought you learned your lesson two years ago when a lawyer was allowed to change the outcome of games in a replay booth. #lawyerssuck https://t.co/0l2DRcPeOP— Chad Fotheringham (@padreandojamon) August 11, 2020
A number of Ute fans immediately shared a variety of thoughts, from serious to funny.
How about everyone actually wear masks and social distance this time? Now you have something to work towards, since apparently not infecting your kids or your grandma was enough. https://t.co/LO2vY9xGtK— Brittany G (@Fibby1123) August 11, 2020
(they "postponed" instead of cancelling so they could keep your season ticket money)— Guy Incognito (@StaircaseWhitt) August 11, 2020
Hey @utahathletics I will take my refund in crisp 20’s please— KiYi (@Uteman_forever) August 11, 2020
So what do people do on Fall Saturday afternoons?— Matt Purdie (@purdie4) August 11, 2020
As former Utah basketball player Jeremy Olsen observed, moving fall sports to the spring will have logistical ramifications for the 2021 fall season as well.
So if football is played in the spring, will fall 2021 have a shortened season too? How many games are you going to ask these kids to play in one calendar year?— Jeremy Olsen (@JeremyOlsen41) August 11, 2020
Not only that, but the 2020-2021 basketball season won’t be starting on time either, meaning the Utah-BYU game presumably won’t be played, as Cougars voice Greg Wrubell observed.