Because of the global Coronavirus pandemic, three conferences in the power five of college football have transitioned to having conference-only schedules in the fall.
With the ACC, Big 12 and Pac-12 going this route, the Southeastern Conference and Big 12 continue to hold out for a full season.
According to Greg Sankey, SEC Commissioner, the conference does not want to make a hasty decision.
Although he knows the next three to five weeks will be critical, Sankey is willing to hold his move until late July or early August.
As for the Big 12, it’s in the same boat.
In the aftermath of USC cancelling its season-opening matchup with Alabama, an opportunity has been made available for Texas Christian University. It had been an idea that TCU would battle the Crimson Tide, and the meeting would be good for both sides. Playing the Tide will pump the Horned Frogs’ brand and TCU gives Alabama a marquee contest, prior to it facing Georgia at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Sept. 19.
Should both teams fall victim to the conference-only model, who could the Tide pull from the SEC East to complete a 12-game regular season?
On Friday, yours truly of Touchdown Alabama Magazine tackled the conversation on TCU or SEC-only schedule for the Tide this season via In My Own Words.
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