Clemson University President James Clements announced Thursday that the university will go to online courses after spring break until at least March 30th.
What does this, along with the fact that other universities like Duke and Kansas have already suspended their entire athletic programs indefinitely, mean for the near future for the football program?
A program that has had nine spring practices and is scheduled to play the annual Orange and White Game on April 4th. Coach Dabo Swinney met with the media Thursday and gave an update on what he knew. He said a decision will be made on the rest of spring practice at a later date.
“We will talk about it. The good news for us is we’ve already had nine spring practices and an extended scrimmage yesterday so we’ve gotten a lot of work done. If we don’t have another practice I feel good about what we’ve been able to get done. We will respond and get a plan together based on the direction from our leadership and we will go from there. The biggest thing is making sure that everybody is safe and there are no issues and we can do the e-learning and we can finish the semester. That is just where we are right now, and I am thankful we have spring break coming up and we don’t have to process anything as far as next steps. I am sure I will have a conversation later on today with Dan (Radakovich) and we will go from there. That won’t be my decision. There are committees and groups that make those decisions and we will roll with it.”
All we really know at this point is everything is very fluid, is changing by the minute, and no official decision has been made on the spring game.