The Big Ten’s decision to expand its season schedules on Friday nights stunned the college football world on Wednesday.
Not everyone is happy — and that includes the wives of coaches.
Rutgers coach Chris Ash’s wife Doreen shared her frustration on Twitter not long after the Big Ten’s announcement. She isn’t happy for a few reasons. First, she doesn’t want to be in the position to have to choose to attend either her husband’s or her son’s games when there’s a Friday night conflict. She also thinks recruits and fans will have a tougher time attending, especially with high school teams playing on Friday nights.
“This is ridiculous. As a HS parent I will have to choose between my son’s game or my husband’s game. There will be no recruits & limited fans,” she wrote before adding an angry face emoji.
Ash later said the Big Ten should have asked for the athletic departments’ thoughts on the Friday games.
“It would have been smart for them to actually ask the athletic departments,” she replied to a tweet.
Chris Ash is in his first season as Rutgers’ head coach. He was most recently an assistant at Ohio State as the Buckeyes’ co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach.