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Univ. of Alabama AD says they will ‘adjust’ after Pac-12 decision

University Of Alabama Football, Photo Date: 10/20/17 / Photo: University of Alabama Athletics / Facebook / (MGN)
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Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 11:22 AM CDT
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By Jahmal Kennedy | July 10, 2020 at 8:11 PM CDT - Updated July 11 at 9:26 AM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WSFA) - The matchup between Alabama and USC Sept. 5 to kick off the season will not happen. Friday, the Pac-12 announced it is eliminating non-conference games this fall and will shift to a conference-only schedule.

University of Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne released a statement pertaining to the season opener shortly following the Pac-12′s decision.

“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. 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,” said Byrne.

The Pac-12′s shift to conference-only games follows what the Big Ten did just one day before.

Alabama and USC opened the 2016 season against one another, also in Arlington. The Crimson Tide rolled to a 52-6 win in that game.

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