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Cal Football can continue 20-hour weeks, without games in 2020

The Bears football program will be allowed to work out together 20 hours a week, with no games

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: APR 22 Cal Spring Game Photo by Samuel Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Pac-12 cancelled the football season. They cancelled all fall sports activities and any athletic competition until January 1, 2021.

What they didn’t cancel, however, was the on-field workouts and drills that (at least) the football teams can conduct. In fact, they’re allowed to continue 20-hour work weeks this fall, of course, without games on the horizon.

It didn’t take long for the world to react to that news once Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott’s announcement of allowing 20-hour weeks to conduct without games being held.

The Big Ten did the same thing, as well, prompting former Alabama QB Greg McElroy to express his feelings.

Former Washington State QB and No. 2 overall pick Ryan Leaf chimed in on top of McElroy’s statement and compared practicing 20 hours a week without a game would be similar to redshirting that season.

It is a harsh reality to foresee. It doesn’t seem fair to conduct 20-hour weeks, especially if they’re mandated, and then not have any ultimate goal.

It is, of course, up to the universities to decide whether or not to continue with those 20-hour weeks, and so we’ll see what Cal and head coach Justin Wilcox decides to do.