Pac-12 reportedly outlines 10-game conference-only schedule to be played in the fall
While the Pac-12 may have already shifted its plans to a conference-only schedule for the 2020 college football season, the league continues to work hard to ensure its upcoming season can be played despite all the challenges that exist on the path to making that goal a reality.
According to Jon Wilner of the Mercury News, the Pac-12 plans to formally announce its plans for the coming season in the coming days.
So what are the plans being discussed at the Pac-12 offices in San Francisco? According to Wilner, the Pac-12 wants to play a 10-game regular season and is shooting for a slight delay to the start of the season. The Pac-12’s plan is to start Saturday, Sept. 19, which was scheduled to be Week 3 of the upcoming season.
The Pac-12 is hoping to have at least 2 bye weeks for each league member to assist with any flexibility that may be needed to complete the season.
When it comes to the Pac-12 Championship Game, which is slated to be played in the new Las Vegas Raiders stadium, the league is leaving 3 weekends open to make that game happen. Friday, Dec. 4, the Dec. 11-12 weekend or the Dec. 18-19 weekend all remain options on the table at this time.
It’s an interesting plan and one we could see adopted by other leagues in the days and weeks to come but giving themselves flexibility is the key. No one knows what the future holds but being able to adjust in real-time could be the difference in being able to crown a champion by the end of the season or not this fall.