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Petition To Fire Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren Has Nearly 10,000 Signatures

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 12: Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren speaks following the cancellation of the men's basketball tournament due to concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 12, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren has been a target in the wake of the league's decision to cancel all fall sports, including college football. It would appear that there are quite a few people that would like to see him lose his job.

There are a number of change.org petitions set up to protest the Big Ten's decision. One - set up by the Walk-On Redshirts Podcast - has nearly 10,000 signatures in support of ousting Warren.

Of course, it wasn't just Warren's decision that led to the Big Ten ditching football season this fall. But he's taking the brunt of the criticism, fair or not.

The Pac-12, just a few hours after the Big Ten's decision, also announced it would be cancelling its fall sports. There doesn't seem to be quite as much outrage out West, however.

If we're being honest, Warren's job security likely hinges on whether the ACC, SEC and Big 12 are able to complete their seasons without much trouble. If they wind up cancelling their campaigns as well, it will seem as if Warren made the right decision - and early.

It doesn't look like the Big Ten is going to revisit the decision either. That said, Warren reportedly admitted he "botched" communicating the decision.

It's going to be an interesting few months. Hopefully we're in a much better place by the time 2021 rolls around.