“I know for a fact, being here on campus is way more safe than being anywhere else,” junior cornerback Eric Stokes said. “Because I know for a fact that Mr. Ron (Courson, the head athletic trainer) and all of us are gonna make sure we’re completely safe. When you come in he’s checking your temperature. If you’ve got any symptoms, you’re going to let Mr. Ron know. And anything else after that, they make sure we stay six feet apart. In the team meeting room, we’re spaced out. Everywhere you look, everyone’s wearing masks. I know for a fact we’re much, much safer here than anywhere else.”
You haven’t really been “on campus” yet, Eric, especially with your fellow students en masse. Just ask Alabama’s AD how that’s going.
“The players, they take it very seriously,” LeCounte said. “It’s been (emphasized) throughout the whole locker room and through the coaching staff that in order for us to have a season we’ve got to go by the protocols and the safety measures that have been put in place in order to stay safe, so our team can stay safe. Guys have been doing a tremendous job of wearing their masks, staying away from things that really can’t help themselves or their team. Not having groups of people at their houses, things like that.”
I have no doubt the players and staff are doing what they can. Will that be enough?