Louisville Head Coach Says ACC Will Move Forward With Football Season Despite Big Ten, Pac-12 Decisions

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Coaches aren't going to be the ones who make the final say regarding the 2020 college football season, but we likely know what one coach's choice would be.

Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield claimed that the Atlantic Coast Conference isn't going to base its decision off of those made by the Big Ten and the Pac-12, both of which voted to call off their seasons on Monday morning, according to Dan Patrick.

Satterfield, the 2019 ACC Coach of the Year, delivered these statements as part of an emotional press conference in which he defended college athletes and criticized the leadership in the decision-making process to this point.

"If they do want to play, now is the time to put it out there," Satterfield said, referring to the #WeWantToPlay movement that has exploded all over Twitter (via Jody Demling of 247 Sports). "I've always supported our guys. If they feel strongly about something they need to express their views. I encourage it."

Several prominent ACC athletes have been expressive voices behind this movement, including Clemson's Trevor Lawrence.

You can check out a full story about player reactions here. You can also check out the thoughts of another prominent coach, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, here.

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