The Big 12 conference is moving ahead with its fall season despite the corona virus pandemic. That’s music to UT’s Head Football Coach Tom Herman who released the following statement.
“I had been very hopeful that the Big 12 would come to this decision. Chris Del Conte has been awesome, he kept me informed throughout the entire process so it didn’t come as a surprise. Our guys are really excited.
We understand all of the health and safety challenges and appreciate everything our medical team is doing here, but probably the worst thing about all of this has been the uncertainty. It has been very hard on our players mentally, and they’ve done a great job fighting through it.
When the conference comes out and says, ‘We’re committed to finding every way possible that we can play this season,’ I think that gives them a lot of pride, and it gives them a lot of confidence that, if they come out here and do what they’re supposed to do, they’re going to get to play this great game that they love.”