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On the brink of an expected announcement that the B1G is returning, student athletes from USC have taken the same course as those in the Midwest by penning legislators that they want to play.
Lead by quarterback Kedon Slovis and receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, the Trojans asked Governor Gavin Newsome to let the team get back on the field.
“We have sat by for two weeks watching teams across the country play the game we love safely,” Slovis wrote along with the letter. “Most schools have a fraction of the resources that our school and conference have provided to play safely. You are the only thing holding us back. Please #LetUsPlay.”
@gavinnewsom We have sat by for two weeks watching teams across the country play the game we love safely. Most schools have a fraction of the resources that our school and conference have provided to play safely. You are the only thing holding us back. Please #LetUsPlay . pic.twitter.com/au4JZ5PNbz— Kedon Slovis (@Kedonslovis) September 15, 2020
His tweet was met with immediate support as the offensive coordinator for the team, Graham Harrell, posted on his Twitter as well.
“The last month I’ve watched our team train under tents, outside, in a make shift weight room. Even with the postponement of our season they have shown up everyday. They have done EVERYTHING asked of them and simply want an opportunity. I support our players, let’s play ball!”
Our young men have done everything that has been asked of them and they simply want an opportunity. They deserve this opportunity. I am proud to be associated with this FAMILY. Let’s play ball.#FightOn✌️ https://t.co/xCDtMyly99— John David Baker (@coach_jdbaker) September 15, 2020
Outkick founder Clay Travis reported over the weekend that the Big Ten was set to vote and a return to action date of October 17 is being eyeballed.