as well as, USC football players won’t get the chance to play in 2020. The sadness was real.
Tuesday was a sad day for USC football.
The Pac-12 officially announced their decision to postpone all sports through the end of the year.
The Trojans were among the hundreds of players impacted by the move. They were understandably disappointed about the development.
How did USC football players take the news of the Pac-12 cancelation?
Sadness was the overriding emotion being shared on Twitter in the aftermath of the Pac-12’s official statement.
For many USC players, there were no words. So they used emojis.
Wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown posted a sad face:
Running back Markese Stepp expressed football heartbreak:
Others, like cornerbacks Adonis Otey and Isaac Taylor-Stuart along with offensive lineman Frank Martin, were limited to short responses:
Redshirt senior linebacker Jordan Iosefa had more to say.
“Heartbroken,” he tweeted. “Losing my entire 2019 senior season to injury and then rehabbing back for hours on end for an entire year. Giving it my all to get back so I can at least help contribute to the team in any way possible..it sucks…it really does, but no matter what….Always Fight On!”
Iosefa was among several players who expressed their disappointment but also pointed to the future.
“2020 was supposed to be that year dawg,” linebacker Ralen Goforth said. “All that frustration, all them long hours of work, back to the dungeon…”
Wide receiver John Jackson III shared a sentiment expressed by several other players: “All we can do is control what we can control…work and get better is the only option.
His words were echoed in one form or another by running backs Stephen Carr and Vavae Malepeai:
Linebacker Hunter Echols took the opportunity to express his determination to have a big season, whenever it’s played.
“Y’all don’t wanna see me in the spring lol,” he tweeted. “Ima guy during spring ball it’s a different vibe in the air.”
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Former Trojan players also said their piece on Twitter on Tuesday.
Matt Leinart, who had been advocating vocally for the season to be played, kept it simple:
LenDale White proposed relief for players with NFL aspirations:
The final piece of that 2005 backfield, Reggie Bush, was more on board with the shut down:
Finally, Will Stout, USC’s assistant director of football video production, used his medium to describe the mood of college football fans, the Pac-12 and Big Ten at least:
Processing the disappointment from not watching USC football this fall will take some time. Attention will eventually have to turn towards making a spring football season happen.