The wheels just keep on turning, folks.
Dan Patrick reports Big Ten had internal vote & by 12-2 margin, league members opted on not having a fall football season. Nebraska & Iowa were only schools that voted to play this fall, @dpshow said. Patrick said Big Ten & Pac-12 would cancel fall seasons Tuesday— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 10, 2020
Now, this vote took place before the social media campaign from players, but it will likely stick. Nebraska and Iowa could theoretically play in the Big 12, should those schools decide to go forward. Matt Hayes seems to think they might.
Power 5 AD just texted me: “It’s looking more and more like it’s Big Ten and Pac-12 vs. SEC, ACC and Big 12."— Matt Hayes (@MattHayesCFB) August 10, 2020
Because everything is ridiculous right now, Patrick’s source also had this nugget.
“The SEC is trying to see if they can pick off some of these schools and see if they want to join them,” Patrick said. “If you can get Texas and Oklahoma from the Big 12 and they’re going to join you in the SEC, you’ve got a super conference.”
While it seems the writing is on the wall with the Big Ten and the Pac-12, Patrick said the SEC is determined to find a way to play this fall. As of now, the league’s conference-only slate is scheduled to kick off on September 26.
The SEC has already put out a conference only schedule, so how this would work is anyone’s guess. It is 2020 though, so don’t count anything out.