TCU reportedly considering adding multiple SEC opponents to team's 2020 schedule
The scheduled start of the 2020 college football season is less than two months away and all of a sudden, some programs find themselves scrambling to fill out a schedule after the Big Ten and the Pac-12 both announced they plan to play a conference-only schedule this season.
One program that finds itself without its season-opening opponent following this news is TCU, who was scheduled to play at Cal on Saturday, Sept. 5. As Paul Finebaum originally reported months ago, TCU has reached out to Alabama regarding a potential Week 1 matchup — the Crimson Tide now need a Week 1 opponent as well with USC no longer able to travel to face Nick Saban’s program in Arlington.
According to Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, TCU remains in contact with Alabama, Texas A&M, BYU and Liberty regarding potential matchups this fall. It’s worth noting that Jimbo Fisher’s Aggie program suddenly has a hole in its schedule following the Pac-12’s decision as Colorado was scheduled to travel to College Station on Saturday, Sept. 19.
Interestingly, TCU currently is scheduled to be on a bye that week. That opens up the possibility of TCU and Texas A&M finding a way to meet up during the third weekend of the season.
There’s no telling how this will all shake up but if the upcoming season is played, you can bet the schedule is likely to look nothing like we imagined it would just weeks ago.