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College Football Coach Isn’t Meeting With His Quarterbacks All At Once Because Of Coronavirus Fears

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Every effort is being made to protect college quarterbacks.

According to Pete Thamel, an unnamed offensive coordinator told him that he’s not meeting with all the quarterbacks at once during the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, he’s meeting with the first and third string guys and then he’s meeting with the second and fourth string passers. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The move is being done so that if one player has the virus, the whole QB room doesn’t get knocked out.

As I told a friend of mine when I saw this tweet from Thamel, this is like continuity of government. It’s like lone survivor protocol, and I kind of love it.

We have to assume things will go wrong. We just have to assume problems will happen. If the entire QB room gets knocked out because of the virus, then a team is done.

 

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How do you stop that? Well, you don’t allow the quarterbacks to all be around each other at the same time. You have to separate them.

That way, in theory, you’d always have at least one passer who is healthy and ready to roll.

 

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Personally, if the Badgers have to keep Graham Mertz and Jack Coan in separate bunkers through the season to guarantee at least one is safe, then let’s do it.

This is a war, and sometimes in a war, drastic measures are necessary.

Do whatever is necessary to play, folks! Protect the quarterbacks at all costs!