Big Ten Coaches React to Expected Cancellation of Season

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PITTSBURGH - With Big Ten university presidents and chancellors reportedly set to cancel the conference's football season, several coaches have pushed back.

Penn State's James Franklin and Ohio State's Ryan Day took to social media and made it clear that their preference is to play.

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh released a statement in favor of proceeding with the season, and Nebraska's Scott Frost publicly commented on the issue as well, hinting that the Cornhuskers would look elsewhere for opponents if Big Ten play is called off.

Elsewhere, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz reportedly addressed the reports with his players during a team workout on Monday.

"As I said this morning, one thing is really clear — the players want to play," Ferentz told the team, according to Sports Illustrated. "You guys all want to play. And I know as a coaching staff, we want to coach you."