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Alabama’s original matchup with USC to start the 2020 season is officially canceled

Nick Saban looking frustrated at 2020 CFP National Championship Game
Matthew Emmons - USA TODAY Sports

The matchup between Alabama and USC that was set for Sept. 5 at AT&T Stadium is officially canceled.

News came on Thursday via Field Yates of ESPN.

Although it would have been the second time both schools faced each other in the Nick Saban era, the Coronavirus pandemic forced the Pac-12 to transition to a conference-only schedule.

The Trojans initially canceled the meeting with the Crimson Tide on July 10, but now everything is fully confirmed.

RELATED: SEC leaning towards a conference-only 10 game schedule

Alabama now awaits the decision of SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey on whether it goes to a conference-only look or have a 10-plus-one (non-conference) type of schedule.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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