And now, it’s the Pac-12’s turn.

Two months ago, if you’d have told any college football fan there’d be one last P5 holdout to starting the 2020 season and asked them to choose which one, the likely answer would have been… well, the one that is the last P5 holdout.

Naturally, Larry Scott and his gang are scrambling now not to be left out in the cold.

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott says the conference has “gotten the comfort” to play football this fall, but needs to secure approvals from county public health officials in Oregon and California in order to proceed, with the best-case scenario for the start of the season being “end of October-early November.”

Scott’s remarks came during an interview on ESPN’s SportsCenter Wednesday night, capping a wild day for the conference. The day began with the Pac-12 as the lone Power 5 conference not planning to play fall sports after the Big Ten announced it was reversing course and starting its football season Oct. 23-24, saw California Gov. Gavin Newsom say his state’s regulations weren’t impeding the Pac-12 from playing despite 12-player cohort limitations to practices, Scott and Newsom spoke and Newsom contacted USC officials to address those impractical guidelines for football, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s office announced she and the Oregon Health Authority granted UO and OSU exemptions to state guidelines in order to play pending written plans and protocols from the Pac-12 and the athletic directors of USC and UCLA reportedly hold a joint call with Los Angeles County public health officials to get their go-ahead to begin contact sports practices.

My first thought on hearing that news was encapsulated nicely in this tweet:

But entirely on brand.  So much so, I can’t even laugh about it.

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12 responses to “And now, it’s the Pac-12’s turn.

  1. ApalachDawg aux Bruxelles

    Money walks and…

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    • dawgtired7

      The level of BS the B10 and PAC has excreted throughout this process of “safety for the kids” to now feeling comfortable with the new medical data, would provide enough fertilizer for the whole country. Judging by the straight faces it makes you wonder just how stupid they think the rest of the world.

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      • Down Island Way

        Since not many peeps went to those left coast games in person, social distancing shouldn’t be an issue during those late night games in nov/dec….cash, it’s only contraband…

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  2. NotMyCrossToBear

    Governor Newsom and Governor are now the biggest hypocrites known to mankind. Might as well shut down the competition.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      Here we go. A post about the inept PAC 12 conference leadership get turned into a political thread. This will probably be a closed thread soon.

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  3. I hope Utah, Arizona or Arizona State wins the Pac 12 this year. I typically want to see Stanford win that league. Not this year.

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  4. That is what happens when your located in communities with failed leadership. Especially California.

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  5. FlyingPeakDawg

    Their States are on fire, literally and figuratively, Covid running high, air quality in danger zones, people dying, property destroyed, businesses failing, first responders stretched beyond capacity…

    …and Larry Scott calls asking to play football. Worse, the governors took his call. Nero fiddles, Rome burns.

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