Remember when I said Alabama might find another team to play if the Pac-12 doesn’t approve playing in Texas in September?
Well, Clay Helton and David Shaw confirmed this scenario Monday when they said the Pac-12 is considering an 11-game conference schedule this season.
“That is one of the structures under discussion, depending on where we are at six-to-eight weeks from now,” Helton said. “Those are viable discussions, and it has been brought up in our meetings.”
I can almost see a smile on Helton’s face. A schedule with only games against the most mediocre Power 5 Conference teams? Sign me up Coach (Bohn)!
USC wants to take back the West? By playing only teams in the West? It makes it a lot easier to get to a College Football Playoff, that’s for sure. And Oregon can play Ohio State at a later season.
It would all be done under the auspices of the Pac-12’s coronavirus concerns to make it official.
Safety is obviously the main priority. But can you imagine the SEC vs. the Pac-12 in a public-relations battle over whether the Alabama-USC game should be played? And then a stumblebum like Helton tries to explain it?
The Pac-12 better hire someone slick to be its spokesperson because it won’t stand a chance with Larry Scott, Helton or Carol Folt as its spin doctors.