Stanford coach David Shaw claims ‘overreaction’ to Alabama, Florida COVID-19 reports
Two powerhouse SEC football programs in the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators have recently seen a spike in COVID-19 positive cases on their team members. Alabama head coach Nick Saban previously contracted the virus and will likely miss his team’s next matchup against No.3 seeded Georgia Bulldogs. In a second, this will bring us to Stanford Cardinal coach David Shaw.
On the other hand, nineteen football players reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus which resulted to a postponement of their upcoming matchup against the LSU Tigers from October 17 to December 12.
Stanford head coach David Shaw commented on the public’s reaction amid the numerous COVID-19 reports from both schools:
“We’re living in an overreaction society right now,” Stanford coach David Shaw said. “I don’t mean that in a political sense. I just mean, in general. If you really think about everything that’s happened in the past six months, did anybody think we were going to make it through this entire season without anybody getting sick and any games being affected? We’ve been talking about this for six months.”
Despite Shaw’s recent comments, more university teams have been affected due to the persistence to resume the college football season amidst a global pandemic. Another notable football program in the Baylor Bears of the Big 12 Conference also suspended all football-related activities because the school needed to evaluate recent positive tests for COVID-19 and perform contact tracing of its team. Their supposed matchup against the Oklahoma State Cowboys were also pushed back from October 17 to December 12.
On the field, the Crimson Tide remains unbeaten with a 3-0 record to gain the top spot in the SEC-West division while the Gators currently hold a 2-1 record to place second behind the Bulldogs in the SEC-East division. Shaw’s Cardinals have yet to take the field and is scheduled to play their first game against Pac-12 conference rival Oregon Ducks on November 6.