UCF coach Josh Heupel directs his team against East Carolina last season. Sports Illustrated reported the team has paused its fall camp after players voiced their concerns over safety protocols and hazard pay. UCF paused the start of its fall football camp after players voiced concerns over the ability to play college football safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s the latest in a growing movement among athletes, who are banding together to voice their concerns about safety as college leaders set coronavirus protocols and make plans to play college football outside of a bubble format. Players from the Pac-12, Big Ten and Mountain West have expressed concerns and displeasure with the way they say officials are putting financial concerns over those of player safety.
Jaiden Francois, a highly touted member of Nebraska's class of 2020, has found a new school that's much closer to home. A consensus four-star defensive back last season at South Dade (Florida) High School, Francois announced Friday he's transferring to Central Florida, located in Orlando, where current Nebraska head coach Scott Frost was 13-0 in 2017. Francois was ranked among the nation's top 300 players in the 247Sports Composite rankings.