This is where the politics of the area will come into play. The Pac-12 is trying to level the playing field because they know CA and the west coast will hold off on opening things up more than other regions.
@50+yeartidefan I believe mano's hitting the nail on the head here.
My gut instinct tells me the PAC finds a way to play this fall. If they didn't ... it's my opinion we'll be looking at a conference crippled much like SMU was with their death penalty. It would take several years to recover. Geez, consider the numbers we'd see hit the transfer portal AND be approved. Consider how this would impact their recruiting for the upcoming class (and beyond.)
I seriously hate those fucking twats. I already couldn't stand them, but when I heard what Stan White said after the barn finagled that win over Oregon last season, that pushed it to another level. As the game clock hit 0:00, he shouted "this is just another sign that the pendulum is swinging east in the state of Alabama!" Fuck every last one of them. If the season absolutely must be cancelled, there will be at least be some solace in the fact that their program will be set back. All programs would feel the hurt (from a lost season) in some way, shape or form, but their's would really take a hit. And that doesn't hurt my feelings one bit.
Exactly. The loss of a season is absolutely devastating, no matter what the reason is. SMU still feels the ripple effects to this day of receiving the death penalty in the late 1980's. I could easily see the entire Pac-12 come crumbling down if they didn't play this season. Catastrophic doesn't even begin to cover it.