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REPORT: PAC-12 Considering Only Playing 11 Conference Football Games

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The PAC-12 might shorten up the 2020 football season.

The PAC-12 is considering a potential plan for the upcoming season that would consist of only 11 conference games during the coronavirus pandemic, according to 247Sports. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

 

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Whispers of the PAC-12 sticking to only conference games during the 2020 season started floating around in early May. Now, it seems like the idea is gaining traction.

The PAC-12 is also considering a plan that would consist of 10 conference games and one non-conference game. Playing the season as currently scheduled or in the spring are both also options reportedly being considered.

 

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Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a few conferences trim down the number of games. It wouldn’t surprise me at all.

I’d rather have 11 conference games than no football at all. That’s not even a tough choice. Anything that involves football is better than a plan that involves scrapping the season or pushing it to the spring.

Playing 10 or 11 conference games would also force teams to play their toughest schedules in school history. It’d be nothing but games against other Power Five teams.

 

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The only problem is that all conferences have to move to that format, or it’s going to become incredibly unfair.

You can’t have the Big 10 and PAC-12 playing 11 conference games and the SEC still playing eight. That’s just absurd.

 

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We’ll see what happens, but I think we need to start mentally preparing for the possibility of major changes in the fall.