A Power 5 coach asked me today if “USC was going to play football in the fall?”
Not is college football going to play? He didn’t wonder if his team was playing.
Now, I don’t want anyone to play if it is not safe. And I personally wouldn’t go anywhere near a crowd, even in a half-empty Coliseum.
My point in relaying this is to show how the Pac-12 has positioned itself as a last decider in this. It probably could be the nation’s leader with its access to the best researchers at some of its member schools. But it chooses to react. So it gets pigeon-holed.
Is anyone asking if the Big Ten is playing in the fall the same way as the Pac-12? It didn’t help when Clay Helton blabbed about a non-Alabama, non-Notre Dame schedule. That makes it sound like USC would prefer hiding, even if that is an unfair perception.
By the way, if Mike Bohn and Co. object to this opinion, they should take one of the star players they rub elbows with to task for recently sharing an ignorant view about the pandemic that I will not publicize. But they never would.