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Trump talked with Big Ten commissioner about 'immediately starting' football

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Posted at 12:34 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 17:15:24-04

(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.

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.