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It may only be seven games, but it still football this fall.

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Finally, college football is getting back to normal, sort of.

The Pac-12 announced Thursday evening that they’ll play a seven game schedule this fall. Back in August, the conference voted to suspend all athletics until January 1st of 2021. However, the Pac-12’s CEO group voted on Thursday to reverse that notion and prepare for seven games beginning Friday, November 6th.

Larry Scott, commissioner of the Pac-12, claims scientific updates changed their opinions on playing this fall. And while Scott didn’t touch on the matter, the fact that all of the other power-five conferences are playing this fall may have also had an implication.

One question that remains is if the teams of the Pac-12 will be eligible for the College Football Playoff. While there isn’t a contender that naturally stands out, there is a theoretical scenario where a Pac-12 team could post an impressive resume over their seven games and possibly be considered for a spot. The answer to the question of teams being eligible is still pending.

One thing that’s for certain is absolutely no fans will be allowed to attend Pac-12 games this fall. The situation will be revisited in January, but no indication has been given of which way a future decision could go.

Overall, it’s certainly a positive vibe to have all power-five conferences playing football this season. One might credit the SEC for sticking with it throughout COVID-19...

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Quickies

Five Kentucky players who must step up against Auburn - Cats Illustrated

Is an upset on the horizon?

Power ranking the performances of every Wildcat in the bubble - Kentucky Sports Radio

Despite Herro’s heroics Wednesday night, the race for No. 1 isn’t close.

When Packers look at Saints’ Brees, they still see Hall of Fame quarterback - USA Today

We’ll get a classic showdown of two veteran quarterbacks on Sunday night.

Sources: Cubs planning for reduced capacity at Wrigley Field to start 2021 season - ESPN

At least having fans are in their plans.

Scouting Report: Auburn Tigers - Kentucky Sports Radio

What are your thoughts on tomorrow’s game?

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon retiring at season’s end after 14 years with team - ESPN

Tip of the cap to Alex Gordon.

Jets down to ‘anyone with a pulse’ at WR for Colts game, Gase says - USA Today

Life is tough for Sam Darnold.

Pac-12 to play seven-game football slate starting in November - ESPN

Pac-12 fans can thank the SEC for leading the way...