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Opinion: College football coaches should deliver coronavirus message: Take precautions or risk losing season

Since we began shutting down sports a little more than a week ago, the college football world has fallen quiet.

Spring practice is canceled. Players have gone home. There’s a tense uncertainty, as in all areas of life right now, about when business as usual will resume.

But more college football coaches should step up and join LSU’s Ed Orgeron on the front line of public awareness on how to slow the COVID-19 pandemic, because only college football coaches have the ability to deliver a message that will scare everyone straight: If we don’t get this thing under control, the 2020 season could be in trouble.