(WXYZ) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday morning he spoke with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren about "immediately starting" the football season.
Trump called the conversation "productive" and said it was "on the one yard line.
"Would be good (great!) for everyone - Players, Fans, Country!" he added.
Had a very productive conversation with Kevin Warren, Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference, about immediately starting up Big Ten football. Would be good (great!) for everyone - Players, Fans, Country. On the one yard line!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 1, 2020
The Big Ten announced on Aug. 11 it was postponing its fall football season because of concerns about playing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pac-12 and some smaller conferences soon followed suit.
Last week it was announced that coaches, athletic directors and others were working on multiple plans for a football season. One of those plans would have football start as soon as Thanksgiving weekend.