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California closes campus and TCU vs. Alabama

Postby leopold » Tue May 12, 2020 6:26 pm

So the State of Califorthnia has announced that they will not be having class on fall campuses this fall, all but assuring us that Cali isn't playing football this year. So that means:

TCU's game vs. Cal and Alabama's game against USC are now over. So TCU and Alabama are, smartly, talking about opening the season against each other.

It also means that there will be a number of schools trying to adjust their schedules this season, and that there may be players available for transfer.

1. Let's imagine one of our opponents didn't play. Any ideas who you would like to see fill the spot.

2. Do we start looking at transfers right now? Obviously we already have been and only have a certain number of scholarships to give, but can we fill a couple of holes with more transfers?
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Re: California closes campus and TCU vs. Alabama

Postby mustangxc » Tue May 12, 2020 6:58 pm

leopold wrote:So the State of Califorthnia has announced that they will not be having class on fall campuses this fall, all but assuring us that Cali isn't playing football this year. So that means:

TCU's game vs. Cal and Alabama's game against USC are now over. So TCU and Alabama are, smartly, talking about opening the season against each other.

It also means that there will be a number of schools trying to adjust their schedules this season, and that there may be players available for transfer.

1. Let's imagine one of our opponents didn't play. Any ideas who you would like to see fill the spot.

2. Do we start looking at transfers right now? Obviously we already have been and only have a certain number of scholarships to give, but can we fill a couple of holes with more transfers?


So far it is only the Cal State system. I made the same mistake upon reading it assuming it referenced the California public universities.
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Re: California closes campus and TCU vs. Alabama

Postby Water Pony » Tue May 12, 2020 9:50 pm

Also, USC is a private school and not administered by the state
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Re: California closes campus and TCU vs. Alabama

Postby Dukie » Wed May 13, 2020 8:30 am

mustangxc wrote:
leopold wrote:So the State of Califorthnia has announced that they will not be having class on fall campuses this fall, all but assuring us that Cali isn't playing football this year. So that means:

TCU's game vs. Cal and Alabama's game against USC are now over. So TCU and Alabama are, smartly, talking about opening the season against each other.

It also means that there will be a number of schools trying to adjust their schedules this season, and that there may be players available for transfer.

1. Let's imagine one of our opponents didn't play. Any ideas who you would like to see fill the spot.

2. Do we start looking at transfers right now? Obviously we already have been and only have a certain number of scholarships to give, but can we fill a couple of holes with more transfers?


So far it is only the Cal State system. I made the same mistake upon reading it assuming it referenced the California public universities.


Not a huge deal but you really mean an assumption that it referenced the University of California system. Both UC and Cal State schools are California public universities, just like UT and TAMU systems are here. And yes, USC is private.

McGill said yesterday they'd be mostly online in the fall too. Not a big sports name but they are a big deal in Canada and it's not a positive indicator.
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Re: California closes campus and TCU vs. Alabama

Postby docabel » Wed May 13, 2020 10:35 am

The University of California system (ie UCLA) also announced that they were unlikely to have in person classes in the fall - not as absolute as what the California State Universities announed.

Bigger problem for USC is that LA County was extending shelter in place through the end of July which would make any practices difficult.
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Re: California closes campus and TCU vs. Alabama

Postby Oldmins » Wed May 13, 2020 1:56 pm

USC may be a private institution, but it is subject to whatever rules the Pac 12 conference sets up, and they are subject to whatever rules Los Angeles and other California cities set up. Their status as a "private" institution don't mean nothing in this situation.
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Re: California closes campus and TCU vs. Alabama

Postby JoeKidd » Wed May 13, 2020 3:26 pm

Schools are making a ton more money, but not having people on campus. They should pass on those savings to the students if they really go through with these shenanigans. What a farce, but not surprising since it's California we're talking about.
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Re: California closes campus and TCU vs. Alabama

Postby leopold » Wed May 13, 2020 6:03 pm

mustangxc wrote:
leopold wrote:So the State of Califorthnia has announced that they will not be having class on fall campuses this fall, all but assuring us that Cali isn't playing football this year. So that means:

TCU's game vs. Cal and Alabama's game against USC are now over. So TCU and Alabama are, smartly, talking about opening the season against each other.

It also means that there will be a number of schools trying to adjust their schedules this season, and that there may be players available for transfer.

1. Let's imagine one of our opponents didn't play. Any ideas who you would like to see fill the spot.

2. Do we start looking at transfers right now? Obviously we already have been and only have a certain number of scholarships to give, but can we fill a couple of holes with more transfers?


So far it is only the Cal State system. I made the same mistake upon reading it assuming it referenced the California public universities.


Yeah, I know that, but I have a hard time believing a Cal or UCLA, or even private school like USC, not follow suit, especially since it could open themselves up to a massive lawsuit should a group of kids get sick. I'm all about playing the games, but I can also see a college football game acting like the NY Subway should one or two people who are infected walk into a stadium with 80k people in it. Honestly, I can see an Arizona or ASU, with their sunshine and dry air, playing while the rest of the Pac 12 sits it out - god knows the climate in Arizona is different than that of Oregon. Be curious to see how they handle it.
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