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Tennessee players join the #WeWantToPlay movement

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The college football season is seemingly on life support. After a week that saw conferences unveil new conference-only schedules, optimism headed south as reports stated that the Big Ten could be close to calling off their entire football season this year.

There was an apparent meeting of power five commissioners on Sunday to discuss the ever-changing situation. As the narrative began to point south, the players made one thing clear.

They want to play.

Starting with Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, players across the country tweeted out statements urging the commissioners to go on with the season.

Other players quickly followed Lawrence’s lead, including plenty of Tennessee Volunteers.

If you’ve listened to virtually any national college football reporter over the last few months, things seem dire — even though every professional sporting league has returned to action this summer. The urgency was ramped up a few notches on Sunday, with the Big Ten reportedly set to be the first domino to fall. As we’ve seen, it’s just taken one conference to make a major decision, then the others have quickly followed.

A handful of players have opted out of the 2020 season to this point, but the vast majority made it clear that they wanted to play last night. Hopefully that will be enough for college football to at least make an attempt at the 2020 season.