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Why did we really cancel the FAU game?


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We didn’t really cancel with having no positive tests did we?

 

Can anyone confirm if players tested positive or not? 
 

Canceling FAU was extremely stupid and irrational unless players tested positive but it is being kept secret. 
 

 

 

https://www.wtsp.com/mobile/article/sports/football/usf-fau-football-game-postponed/67-f894b9f5-6088-4c2e-90d7-714fdc4ffcc6

 

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I tested negative.  

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26 minutes ago, Gismo said:

We didn’t really cancel with having no positive tests did we?

 

Can anyone confirm if players tested positive or not? 
 

Canceling FAU was extremely stupid and irrational unless players tested positive but it is being kept secret. 
 

 

 

https://www.wtsp.com/mobile/article/sports/football/usf-fau-football-game-postponed/67-f894b9f5-6088-4c2e-90d7-714fdc4ffcc6

 

I dont believe any player did...this appears to be more an optics issue then anything else...

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3 minutes ago, brybull1970 said:

It was cancelled because 7 Notre Dame players tested positive for Covid-19 two days after playing USF. As a result, contact tracing needed to be performed and instead of risking the health of USF and FAU football players, who might be positive but not yet tested positive, the game was cancelled.

Notre Dame has paused all football related activities and took it so seriously they didn't reschedule their game against Wake Forest, scheduled for yesterday, for an open date both schools have available next weekend.

This was likely done in an abundance of caution, and administrators likely believe the risk wasn't worth the benefit. I doubt there was anything nefarious here.

 


The world has gone insane. That is all. 

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Possibly:  CJS team was just spanked by ND and had exposure to various players that tested positive for the virus during that beating. Maybe pulling back to see if anyone shows up w the crud and practicing more for the Cincy game would be a good idea. Playing FAU w/ the old home week scenario of JL and WT would be nice and generate some interest but, being as prepared as possible against Cincy would be the better choice. Conference. Cincy could be another whoopin in the makin if we cant put a competitive team on the field. Cincy looks good. FAU could be another possible exposure situation for your players in a County that has been a hot bed of the big C

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My more pressing question is why we scheduled it in the first place.

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48 minutes ago, brybull1970 said:

It was cancelled because 7 Notre Dame players tested positive for Covid-19 two days after playing USF. As a result, contact tracing needed to be performed and instead of risking the health of USF and FAU football players, who might be positive but not yet tested positive, the game was cancelled.

Notre Dame has paused all football related activities and took it so seriously they didn't reschedule their game against Wake Forest, scheduled for yesterday, for an open date both schools have available next weekend.

This was likely done in an abundance of caution, and administrators likely believe the risk wasn't worth the benefit. I doubt there was anything nefarious here.

 

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16 minutes ago, brybull1970 said:

The timing certainly is beneficial for USF.

Quite. Watched Cincy yesterday they are good. Once their QB calmed down and got in rhythm Army had no answer. Tough to watch Cin and ucf even tulane doing so well compared to us. Tulane should be 3-0 right now. Just about every AAC team is on the up side. 

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20 minutes ago, brybull1970 said:

FAU needed a homecoming opponent ;)

It would have been nice to see how we stacked up against a team not named Notre Dame or Citadel.

FAU is somewhere in between.

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1 hour ago, SilverBull said:

My more pressing question is why we scheduled it in the first place.

Pretty clear that CJS and MK accepted this proposal with the understanding that there will be a return game...which will be worth a lot financially. Of course there is no guarantee the game happens but both were obviously willing to take that chance.

 

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