I wish we had gotten USC vs Alabama. So does Amon-Ra St. Brown.
Oooooo how I wanted Bama ...— Amon-Ra (@amonra_stbrown) July 10, 2020
With the coronavirus pandemic now officially forcing alterations to the college football schedule, and the recent announcement of a Pac-12-only schedule this fall, we now know that at the very least, we won’t be seeing your USC Trojans take on the Alabama Crimson Tide.
And as much as that causes displeasure for us fans, analysts and pundits, it caused the same amount of displeasure from the Trojans.
St. Brown’s tweet wasn’t the only one announcing that displeasure, but it certainly was the most heard. And a couple of Alabama players even reacted with their own thoughts.
Lol— Anfernee Jennings (@anferneejenning) July 11, 2020
How we wanted SC ...— Tommy Brown (@Tommy_brown18) July 10, 2020
Alabama players responding is one thing, but hearing from Alabama’s Athletic Director is another as well.
“As I’ve said before, USC AD Mike Bohn and I had multiple conversations over the last several months, and we were both planning on playing the football game on September 5 in Arlington,” Greg Byrne said. “With the Pac-12′s decision to move to a conference-only schedule, we will do our best to adjust. What that looks like is to be determined.”
We’ll continue to see what happens with the remaining games still on schedule this fall — but one thing is for sure — we won’t get to see that highly anticipated rematch of the 2016 USC flop against Alabama. We won’t get to see USC put their name out there as not only the best in the west this season, but among the best in the country.
And we too, share St. Brown’s sentiment. Because oh how we wanted Bama.