Several players and coaches from WMU football have taken to social media to express their desire to play in the wake of the Big 10 announcing a return to football in October.
The WMU football players released a joint statement to the Mid-American Conference and its presidents stating their desire to compete and reasons why they think the conference could put together a season.
Statement from the Western Michigan football players asking the Mid-American Conference and it’s presidents to create a safe plan to allow the team to play this fall. pic.twitter.com/d7nC0I9GVR— Seth Berry (@berry_seth14) September 16, 2020
Several players and coaches used their personal twitter accounts to reiterate the points made in the team's statement with the hashtag #WeWantToPlay.
WMU defensive coordinator Lou Esposito kept it simple, sticking to just the hashtag.
David Denham, defensive tackles coach and assistant special teams coordinator for WMU, added a video of the defense celebrating a turnover last season.
Redshirt sophomore Braden Fiske added a picture of the team celebrating a win over in-state rival Central Michigan, tagging the MAC and WMU in his post.
Sophomore Sean Tyler said "It's time," adding a photo of himself from the First Responder Bowl last December.
MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher announced on Wednesday that there are currently no plans for any fall sports in the MAC, stating that the conference is "focused on providing our fall student-athletes meaningful competitive experiences in the spring."