The Big Ten is kind of, maybe, sort of back now? The league may or may not be returning to play on Oct. 17.

If that actually turns out to be the case, that would leave the Pac-12 as the only Power 5 conference without a plan to return to action this fall. There are rumors of a November restart, but that would almost certainly be too late to join the College Football Playoff discussion.

A big part of the problem facing Pac-12 schools in their return to the gridiron is the fact that some state governments (California and Oregon, for example) still prohibit large gatherings and would prevent football practices.

On Tuesday, star USC WR Amon-Ra St. Brown took to Twitter to tweet out the letter USC players sent to California governor Gavin Newsom asking for the chance to play this fall:

Will this letter work? Will other California schools join in? Now that the B1G plans are seemingly in motion, our attention will turn to the Pac-12.