Greetings, Lion fans. The thing that we all thought would never happen, has. For the first time since the end of World War II, the Lions will not be taking the field this fall.
Today’s announcement from AD Tim McMurray, in essence, stated, that with no Lone Star Conference or Division II championship to play for this fall, the Lions would not be seeking outside competition this fall and would instead focus on a full 2021 season, the schedule of which, has been announced.
Without a doubt, this has to be a devastating moment. The Lions were primed for a run at not only a LSC title, but were one of the favorites for a national championship. The 2020 schedule was shaping up to give the Lions the opportunity for something that no other Lion team had ever accomplished…..an undefeated national champion. The thought of what might have been will linger for a long time.
There is a silver lining to all of this, however Current players will not lose any eligibility. As of this writing, only two seniors have chosen to receive their degrees instead of returning. The core of the team should be returning, and will without a doubt return with a focus on continuing the standard of excellence that we have become accustomed to.
Disappointment cannot begin to describe the current state of affairs right now. There is nothing better than spending a crisp, sunny fall afternoon in northeast Texas, watching the blue and gold, getting to write about it, and having a few of you interested in reading what I write.
Further details will be forthcoming from McMurray and his staff concerning football activities this fall and the following spring. There will be opportunities to attend and cheer other Lion athletes this fall, and we’ll have it all here on The Wire as soon as we have the details.