Does Clay Helton really want the Alabama game to take place?
I’d bet he would much rather open the season with New Mexico.
None of us really know what the situation for college football will be in September but Helton could catch a break if the game does not take place.
The one wrinkle with the game taking place in Texas, is the odds of it happening are probably greater than if it were in California. The game organizers might try to pull off a game with no fans if that is the only option with the blessing of state/local governments.
But . . . would USC go alone with that? It can’t do anything that is seen as endangering the athletes. So USC might not agree. And if it means not losing to Alabama, oh well. But USC would definitely regret not making the money off that game.