The Alabama Crimson Tide are still planning on playing USC to start the 2020 football season.
There is a lot of momentum for conferences to cancel all non-conference games during the coronavirus pandemic. The PAC-12 could pull the trigger on the move at any moment. However, Alabama seems to think their matchup with USC will happen. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Crimson Tide athletic director Greg Byrne told AL.com, “USC AD Mike Bohn and I are in regular contact. Our current plan is to play the game.”
Yeah, excuse me if I don’t exactly buy this right now. Excuse me if I don’t buy it at all. At this point, I’m not expecting anything to happen.
I’d bet $100 with anyone right now that the PAC-12 doesn’t play non-conference games in 2020. I’d make that bet with anyone right now.
So, assuming the PAC-12 issues that ruling, does Alabama expect USC to just ignore the conference commissioner?
I seriously doubt that’s going to happen. There’s no chance in hell USC plays Alabama if the PAC-12 says no.
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Even the powerful Nick Saban might not be able to save it, and if he can’t save the USC game, then nobody can.